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Smart Savers Academy

Saving with Virginia529 On Demand


Financial Aid and 529 Plans


This 30 minute session will give a brief overview of the financial aid process when you have a Virginia529 account. Topics to be covered include, various types of financial aid for higher education, how to apply for financial aid with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), how saving for higher education with a tax-advantaged Virginia529 account is reported on the FAFSA and how the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined.

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