College Financial Aid Information

Classes of 2023 & 2024 

Students & families -- Join us for a Gehlen Catholic virtual webinar series presented by ICAN.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
6:00pm - A Guide to Career & College Planning
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Intended Audience: Sophomores, Juniors & Parents

7:00pm - How to Pay for College - Understanding the Financial Aid Process
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Intended Audience: Juniors & Parents


Watch the recorded webinar from 2021 here: https://youtu.be/HlieolxJl8g


  • Families can begin filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1 of a student's senior year at www.fafsa.gov.  

 

  • Are you looking for a little assistance with the FAFSA?  The Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) will help families complete the FAFSA.  They also provide other financial aid and college planning help.  Their assistance is provided at no cost.  Please schedule an appointment with our local representative online at www.icansucceed.org/apt or call 877-272-4692.  Jessa Grosenheider is our local advisor and you can contact her directly at 515-402-4211 or jgrosenheider@ICANsucceed.org.

  

 

 

 

Resources

 

  • Financial Aid Guide 
    This guide from ICAN provides a great overview of the financial aid process.  It covers a variety of topics such as the financial aid timeline, filing forms, types of loans, saving for college and much more.

 

  • FAFSA website
    Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid here.

 

  • FSA ID
    This link explains how the FSA ID replaced FSA PIN, and how to create your FSA ID.  This handout from ICAN provides additional information. 
     

 

 

 

 

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