This Week’s #CampusChat: FAFSA Tips from Sallie Mae


The FAFSA will be available on January 1. What should parents know about filing? How will the new FAFSA rules affect parents and students? When will these rules take affect?

This week’s guest on #CampusChat is Sallie Mae. They will be discussing the new FAFSA rules and offering some FAFSA filing tips.

Sallie Mae is the nation’s saving, planning, and paying for college company. Whether college is a long way off or just around the corner, Sallie Mae offers products that promote responsible personal finance, including private education loans, Upromise rewards, scholarship search, college financial planning tools, and online retail banking. Learn more at

Sallie Mae offers a number of free planning-for-college tools, including the College Planning Calculator and Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae. The company recommends students and families follow its 1-2-3 approach to paying for college: first, maximize money that does not need to be repaid, such as scholarships and grants; second, explore federal student loans; and, third, consider a responsible private education loan.

Join us on Wednesday for a lively and informative chat.

#campuschat college planning twitter chatWhat: #CampusChat

When: Wednesday, December 16, 9PM ET

Where: on Twitter hashtag #CampusChat

Who: follow @collegevisit and @SallieMae


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