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Making the FAFSA Easier for Families: A message from Sallie Mae

Posted Date: 09/29/2020

Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only way for students to receive federal aid for school, but many families struggle with the application or let common misconceptions keep them from applying.

We’ve teamed up with Embark to offer a free, streamlined experience to help families navigate the FAFSA, and prevent students from missing out on financial aid. Please let your students and families know that they can register for a free webinar to get more information about Embark by using the following links. This webinar will help them learn how to use this free tool when filing the FAFSA.


Register now for our free webinar
"A simpler, faster way to complete the FAFSA" being held on:
October 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Register here for our free webinar

"A simpler, faster way to complete the FAFSA" for an alternative date and time option:
October 8, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. ET
Space is limited for our live, online webinars.


4 ways Embark is improving the FAFSA application process:


Simplifies the flow and navigation while reducing the time it takes to complete the FAFSA


Dispels common FAFSA myths that often lead families to abandon the application



Generates reports for counselors to track their students’ progress


Reminds students about deadlines and saves a draft for them to update and submit next year


Check out the Paying for College Resource for more ways to help students and families pay for college, including helpful guides, free tools, and a video series.


Please contact School Assist at SchoolAssist@SallieMae.com or 844-827-7478 if you have any questions.

Sallie Mae School Assist Team

PS: Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for sharable content that you can use to help students as they build their prosperous futures!

Borrow responsibly
We encourage students and families to start with savings, grants, scholarships, and federal student loans to pay for college. Students and families should evaluate all anticipated monthly loan payments, and how much the student expects to earn in the future, before considering a private student loan.


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