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FAFSA Assistance with Brainfuse: HelpNow

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We are excited to share that Brainfuse has added a new feature to their HelpNow platform: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) assistance! Brainfuse has always had live tutors available for assistance with various grade levels and subject areas, but they have now added tutors to help patrons fill out the FAFSA form. FAFSA is a program through the federal government, specifically the U.S. Department of Education, where current and prospective college students can fill out the form to determine eligibility for student financial aid. This financial aid can be in the form of grants, loans, work-study and scholarships. You can access this new feature now for free with a valid FRVPLD card.

To access this FAFSA assistance feature, first go to our research page. Then click on Brainfuse: HelpNow. When accessing from home, you will be prompted to enter your library card number at this point. Once you are on the Brainfuse: HelpNow homepage, click on “Featured Service” at the bottom of the left column. Finally, choose “FAFSA Assistance” where it says “Select Subject” and then click on the blue “Get Live Help” button. FAFSA tutors are available Monday – Thursday from 1 PM to 10 PM, central time. You can also access this feature by clicking on “Live Tutoring” at the top of the left column and then choosing “FAFSA Assistance” from both the “Select a Grade” and “Select a Subject” drop down menus and then click the blue “Get Live Help” button. You will be connected with a tutor right away who will assist you live online with filling out the form and answering any questions you may have.

Screenshot of Brainfuse: HelpNow homepage


Don’t forget to check out the other college resources available in Brainfuse: HelpNow. Simply click on “SkillSurfer” in the middle of the left column and you will find resources and information for various topics, including: college entrance exam prep, college application process, college interview prep, financial aid and scholarships, waitlist and deferral, transfer process, college placement tests, different subject areas at the college level (i.e. mathematics, English, and science) and more.

Screenshot of Brainfuse: HelpNow SkillSurfer page


If you have any questions about Brainfuse: HelpNow, please feel free to call us at 847-428-3661 or email us at