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Some audiences—including parents, noncitizens, military families, adults, and borrowers—have unique concerns regarding financial aid.

Find out how to address the needs of your audience when it's not made up of the “typical” group of high school seniors.

Targeting Your Outreach

There's a lot of financial aid information available for high school seniors who are about to transition to college. However, not every potential college student is a high school senior. And not every high school senior has the same questions. What about students who plan to enter the military? Or students who aren't American citizens? You can find information for these audiences in various spots on StudentAid.gov, but we wanted to collect some of the more frequently asked questions for you here. We've also shared fact sheets, videos, and other resources that you can use in working with these audiences.

If you're hearing questions that we don't cover on this site, feel free to contact us to let us know what FAQ you'd like to see addressed here.

Parents
Adult Students
Military Families
Borrowers
Non-U.S. Citizens


Parents

As students work their way through the financial aid application process, parents worry about things like the privacy of their FAFSA data, qualifying for loans, and affordability of schools. Find out how to help parents understand financial aid.

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Adult Students

Perhaps the most common question we hear from adults considering returning to school is, “Am I too old to get financial aid?” Spoiler alert: Nope! Find answers to questions adult students ask about financial aid.

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Military Families

Whether a student is the child of veterans or wants to enter the military himself or herself, there are funding sources to help out with college. Find information about financial aid for military families.

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Borrowers

Federal student loan borrowers have a range of concerns as they contemplate going to graduate school, face unemployment or underemployment, or weigh repayment options. Learn how to steer student loan borrowers in the right direction.

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Non-U.S. Citizens

Can a noncitizen with a green card get federal student aid? What if his or her parents aren't citizens? What if the family lives in another country—what address should be reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid? Get answers to frequently asked questions from non-U.S. citizens.

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