Parents, caregivers, and caring adults

Six Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA

This blog post provides easy to follow, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more.

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.

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.

Media-Smart Youth Teen Leaders Program

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is accepting applications from teens and young adults ages 15-20 for its Media-Smart Youth® Teen Leaders Program.

The Halls Web Series

The Halls web series, presented by the Boston Public Health Commission, Division of Violence Prevention, is a tool that aims to prevent gender-based violence, promote healthy relationships among adolescents, and encourage young people to challenge the messages they hear about how to act in relationships.