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Grade 9-12

How to Get the Money (continued): Financial Aid for Independent Students

by Sam K. | Academic Consulting/Coaching FREE

6 Lessons 53:43
  1. 1. Introduction 1:06
  2. 2. Who Is Considered Financially Independent? 12:15
  3. 3. What Do I Need to Apply 8:41
  4. 4. How to Apply as an Independent Student 15:09
  5. 5. What Does The Timeline Look Like? 6:33
  6. 6. Mistakes to Avoid 9:59

Grade 9-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

Are you homeless, a foster youth student, a military veteran, above 24, married, or applying for grad school? In any of these cases, you'll most likely be an independent student for financial aid, which changes the process. This course reviews the differences between independent and dependent financial aid, as well as how to navigate the independent financial aid process. We'll also review the timeline for applying as well as common mistakes in the process. Hopefully, this course will help you get the money you deserve for your education!


  • College
  • Financial Aid
  • Loans
  • Tuition
  • University


I have worked for the past three years as a college adviser helping high school students with the college admissions process. During this time, I helped students with their college essays, SAT/ACT prep, and their college applications. I have also helped tutor peers in college and high school as well as led a middle school mentoring program. I joined Gooroo to make a number of subjects in high school more accessible and easier to understand for all students. I am excited to help students with the college application process as well as math and science subjects so they can achieve their goals and grow individually.

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