As you help students prepare to fill out the 2009-10 FAFSA on the Web, you might find these tools useful:
The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is now online in PDF at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/worksheet - students may use it to jot down their answers before going online (on Jan. 1 or later) to fill in the online application.
The FAFSA on the Web demo site is also ready. The site helps you increase your own understanding of FAFSA on the Web and show it to students and parents before they apply. At the site, you can complete a sample FAFSA, make corrections, or check the status of the application. However, when you choose “submit,” the information is not actually submitted. The site is purely a learning tool. To access the demo site, go to http://fafsademo.test.ed.gov. The user name is eddemo, and the password is fafsatest. The site displays both the English and Spanish versions of FAFSA on the Web.
Also, the final PDF of the 2009-10 Counselors and Mentors Handbook has been posted to our counselors web site at www.fsa4counselors.ed.gov (the link to the handbook is on the home page, under the heading "Counselor Resources")
The newly redesignedNative Workforce Program (NWP) Strategic Plan, July 2010 - June 2012, includes principles of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Native American Talent and Economic Development (NATED) program. By including information regarding economic and workforce trends locally and regionally, the program works to align American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) with opportunities.