Our Services

FAFSAFirst™, ExpressFAFSA™, FAFSALive
and FAFSA Renewal

Our Services

Student Financial Aid Services, Inc.(SFAS) offers fee-based financial aid assistance and preparation service. Our services are designed to help students and families.

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Many clients find great value in having our Student Aid Advisors assist with their application. We take the stress out of the FAFSA application process, helping students receive consideration for the maximum amount of financial aid for which they may be eligible and giving peace of mind that their application is submitted correctly.

Our two convenient filing options are FAFSALive and ExpressFAFSA™. Choose the option that’s best for you.

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Choose FAFSALive by calling our trained Student Aid Advisors, who will walk you through a simplified process, check for accuracy, and file your application electronically. It’s quick, easy and convenient!
Service fee of $99.99 applies.
Call Now 1.866.549.6195
Choose ExpressFAFSA™ and enter your information on our secure website. Our service includes year round, unlimited access to a knowledgeable Student Aid Advisor who will personally review your FAFSA and consult with you to address any errors and ensure you get the aid you deserve.
Service fee of $79.99 applies.

Service Level Options

Once you select your preferred filing option, you will need to choose a service level.

Because not all of our client’s situations and needs are the same we offer service level options so that you can choose the services that best suit your needs.

These service levels are available either online or over the phone. All of our FAFSA filing options and service levels include complimentary electronic submission of your FAFSA to the federal processor.

1. FAFSAStandard

The FAFSAStandard service level provides services for a single year and does not offer any future year or family discounts. This option is best for the one-time FAFSA filer. Clients selecting this option enjoy features and benefits of our professional preparation and review service. See the chart below.

2. FAFSAGold

Because the FAFSA must be filed each year for each student requiring financial aid, SFAS has developed the FAFSAGold plan for the convenience of our clients. This FAFSAGold service option is designed for clients who may have multiple family members, may be applying for aid in future years and/or seek to secure a discounted rate on our services in future years. Clients selecting this option enjoy the features and benefits of the FAFSAStandard service level plus discounted service fees as well as other exclusive benefits. See the chart below.

Service Features and Benefits. FAFSAGold FAFSAStandard
Detailed help and information over a 12-month period to help you navigate the financial aid system and secure the aid you are eligible to receive Yes No
Year-round access to professional help and guidance from a Student Aid Advisor to ensure all your questions are answered Yes No
Help with FAFSA corrections and support if you are selected for verification by your college Yes No
Extensive 450-point FAFSACheck™ error detection as well as a human review to help you get it right Yes No
Access to information on how to identify and select a low cost private student loan through our LoanHelp™ service Yes No
Ability to file your FAFSA early each year to get ahead of deadlines and get a jump on college planning with FAFSAFirst Yes No
Deadline reminders to help you file on time and avoid missing out on first-come first-served state aid dollars Yes No
A downloadable FAFSA summary report with your EFC estimate and important next steps Yes No
Newsletters and student aid alerts to help you keep up to date with important news and information Yes No
Online application status updates and e-mail notifications every step of the way Yes No
Discounted service fee of $69.99 for all your future FAFSAs (Save $10) Yes  
Discounted service fee for all family members' FAFSAs within the same account (Save $10) Yes  
Access to priority telephone service to get your questions answered quickly Yes  
Automatic pre-population of future year's FAFSA and notifications to help you process your renewal quickly Yes  
Enrollment in our automatic billing service*. You can cancel at any time, without penalty, by calling us at 1.866.549.6195. Yes  

*Enrollment in the automatic billing program as part of the Gold service level can be cancelled any time without penalty by calling 1.866.550.5120. Each subsequent FAFSA year, we will automatically charge your payment method a discounted service fee of $69.99 for online renewals. You will be notified prior to any charge to your payment method. See our Terms of Use for program details.


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