News from the Reference Desk Category: Financial aid

NEFE Has Financial Education Resources for You!

The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) is the leading private nonprofit 501(c)(3) national foundation dedicated to inspiring empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. With more than a quarter-century of dedication to the public good, NEFE continues its legacy of service with commitment to providing financial education and practical information to people at all financial levels, including high school and college students, folks planning for retirement, and overspenders. NEFE provides objective and credible information through its programs and partnerships. Their materials continually evolve with the changing financial climate, technological advancements, and societal trends to meet consumers’ shifting needs. All NEFE resources and teaching materials are provided at no cost: consumer and educational resources, current financial news, programs and initiatives and more–check it out at today and find something to help your own financial literacy grow!

New Guidelines for FAFSA

There have been some changes made to the filing process for the federal student aid application FAFSA. For the 2016-2017 school year, the application process is open. This application uses data from the 2015 tax return.  The open date for the 2017-2018 school year is going to be October 1, 2016. This application will also use data from the 2015 tax return.  Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will open on October 1, 2017.  This application will use data from the 2016 tax return. A chart showing all this information can be found at this website. It is possible to complete the FAFSA form and file it online at