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Common FAFSA questions addressed in podcasts

May 20, 2020

Mapping Your Future worked with South Dakota financial aid professionals to develop a series of podcasts to help students and parents preparing for higher education.

The podcasts address common FAFSA questions and can easily be shared with your students and families.  The podcasts cover everything from filling out the FAFSA application to accessing the Student Aid Report.

Helping You Pay for College - Podcast Series

FAFSA- What Happens After the FAFSA is submitted

Mary Alexander, Director of Financial Aid at Dakota Wesleyan University

Making Changes to the FAFSA

Erin Richards, Associate Director of Financial Aid at South Dakota School of Mines of Technology

What is Cost of Attendance?

Ismael Pallares, a financial aid counselor at South Dakota State University in Brookings

Financial Aid Offers/Award Letter

Sharon Martin, Financial Aid Coordinator, Western Dakota Tech

What is Verification?

Marlene Seeklander, Financial Aid Director at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown


These podcasts contain information that can be very valuable when finding ways to pay for college. Be sure to share these with your students and families.

Contact us if you have any questions or suggestions for future topics.


 Events for Families

Deuel School District Financial Aid Event

Thursday, December 16 at 10:00 AM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Beth Ziehmer

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Rutland School District Financial Aid Night

Thursday, February 10 at 6:30 PM CST
Online Meeting
Host: Beth Ziehmer

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