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Thank you for your interest in FAFSA: The How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them).

We are now taking orders for the new “Early FAFSA” season! The updated guide is free of charge, but we ask that you order only what you need. Supplies are limited and we want to make copies available to as many students as possible. To order, please read the instructions below.

1. FOR NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS: The New York City Department of Education has pre-purchased a large order of guides to ensure NYC public school students get full access to the guide. If you are from a New York City public school, you should receive a box of FAFSA: The How-To Guides in November. The guides will be shipped to the main college-access contact at your school. Please let your front office know that this box is coming and keep your eye out for it. If you haven’t received your guides by late November or have questions, contact Kim Nauer at nauerk@newschool.edu

2. FOR ALL OTHERS: Please use this website to order the copies you need. Select the button below to begin your request. All orders are subject to approval. We will begin shipping books in mid-November and will try to have the guide to you 2-4 days after request has been approved via FedEx. You can also request single copies and small orders using this website.

Looking for a SPANISH VERSION of the guide? Or an ELECTRONIC VERSION? PDFs of the guide in English and Spanish are available at: www.understandingFAFSA.org. An electronic version updated for the new Early FAFSA season will be available by November 1st. Feel free to distribute this link widely and to use the material in the guides in any way you wish.

We are happy to provide you with the FAFSA How-To Guide. Please let us know if it is helpful and if there are ways the book could be improved! Feel free to e-mail Kim Nauer at nauerk@newschool.edu with any questions or comments.
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