Applying For Financial Aid Will a Credit Freeze Affect Financial Aid? Written by Shannon Vasconceloson November 11th, 2017 I came to College Coach with close to 10 years of experience in college financial aid offices. I began my career at Boston University, where I counseled students and their parents on the financial aid process and reviewed undergraduate financial aid applications. At Tufts University, where I served as assistant director of financial aid, I developed expertise in the field of health professions financial aid. I was responsible for financial aid application review, grant awarding and loan processing, and college financing and debt management counseling for both pre- and post-doctoral dental students. I have also served as an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrator’s Early Awareness and Outreach Committee, coordinating early college awareness activities for middle school students; as a trainer for the Department of Education’s National Training for Counselors and Mentors, educating high school guidance counselors on the financial aid process; and as a volunteer for FAFSA Day Massachusetts, aiding students and parents with the completion of online financial aid applications. Learn More About Shannon credit, fafsa, financial aid, Many people froze their credit in the fallout of the recent Equifax security breach. Though a wise action to take in order to protect your credit and prevent fraudsters from opening up new credit in your name, implementing a credit freeze could affect the financial aid application process. Check out Shannon Vasconcelos’ recent article on www.savingforcollege.com to find out how a credit freeze could obstruct your ability to access the funding you need to pay for college. Click here to learn more about “Credit Freezes and Financial Aid.” Related Resources Read | Posted on October 21st, 2021 How to List More than 10 Colleges on the FAFSA Read | Posted on October 10th, 2021 How Much Will You Contribute to College? Read | Posted on October 8th, 2021 Who Qualifies as a Parent for FAFSA Purposes?