High School/Young Adult: 14 to 24 years

Seven Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

The 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is currently available online and is free to complete on a secure government website. This blog post provides a list of seven things that students should have on hand while completing the FAFSA.

Seven Common Myths about Financial Aid

This blog post explains some of the most common myths associated with financial aid, such as those related to eligibility and the type of information required in the application. Learn more.

Drug Addiction: Step-by-Step Guides for Seeking Help

NIDA has released new step-by-step guides both for those seeking help to overcome drug addiction and their loved ones. The guides are presented in a simple Q&A format with accompanying videos and are customized into four categories: (1) teens seeking help, (2) adults seeking help, (3) parents/guardians seeking help for their teen/young adult child, and (4) those trying to help an adult loved one.

Dangers of Texting and Driving

Liz Marks shares how her accident from texting while driving changed her life. Learn more.

A “Shopping Sheet” that will make it Easier to Understand College Costs

The Obama Administration released a model financial aid award letter today called the Shopping Sheet — an individualized standard financial aid award letter that will help students and their families understand the costs of college before making the final decision on where to enroll.

America’s Young Adults, 2014

The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics recently released America’s Young Adults: Special Issue, 2014, a statistical snapshot of the health, education, and well-being of America's young adults.

Planning for Future Evaluations of Independent Living Programs for Youth in Foster Care

New briefs from ACF highlight three types of developmental assets youth need for success in adulthood and ways the foster care system can facilitate their preparation.