A professional FAFSA preparation and filing service. Not affiliated with the US Department of Education.


Terms of Service/Terms of Use



The terms and conditions set forth herein (collectively, these "Terms of Use") constitute the full and complete agreement between you and Student Aid Application Services, LLC, hereinafter "SAAS"). Your agreement to be bound by these Terms of Use is accepted and acknowledged by (a) your use of or access to the Website, any webpage or derivative websites on which these Terms of Use are posted and any Content (defined below) or other products or services that are offered or provided via the aforementioned websites (collectively, the "Website"), (b) the submission of any order for any service, or (c) any other express manifestation of your unequivocal consent. These Terms of Use govern your access to and use of the Website.


SAAS reserves the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use at any time by posting such changes to this page. Please understand you have the affirmative obligation to check these Terms of Use periodically for changes and you hereby agree to periodically review these Terms of Use for such changes. The continued use of the Website following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use will constitute your acceptance of those changes.


BY USING OR OTHERWISE ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, CREATING, REGISTERING OR ACCESSING AN ACCOUNT, POSTING OR DOWNLOADING CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE, ORDERING ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES VIA THE WEBSITE OR MANIFESTING YOUR ASSENT TO THESE TERMS OF USE IN ANY OTHER MANNER, YOU HEREBY UNEQUIVOCALLY AND EXPRESSLY AGREE TO, AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO, THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT UNEQUIVOCALLY AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOU MAY NOT USE OR OTHERWISE ACCESS THE WEBSITE, CREATE, REGISTER OR ACCESS AN ACCOUNT, POST OR DOWNLOAD CONTENT OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR ORDER ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES VIA THE WEBSITE.


1. Services Provided


SAAS does not sell documents. Empty documents are free, and many documents (including the FAFSA and EZ FAFSA) may be completed and filed for free without professional assistance if you do so yourself. SAAS provides consultative, preparation, and filing services to assist students and/or their parents in preparing and/or filing their student financial aid forms including FAFSA and EZ FAFSA. All of our services include knowledgeable and courteous support, which we make available to you by both phone and e-mail.


We are a private service provider not affiliated with the Department of Education ("ED") or any other governmental agency or educational institution. We specialize in preparing certain government-related and education-related documents, but we are not the government or an educational institution. We are not affiliated with, endorsed, or approved by the ED or any government agency. We work only for you, and only to improve your filing experience by preparing and filing the documents that you request on your behalf. If you prefer to obtain, prepare, or file your own documents instead of using our services, you can find more information at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


We are not lawyers and we do not provide legal advice, tax advice or any other professional advice of any kind. We provide generalized information to our customers and to the public about our services and the documents that we offer to prepare and file. It is up to you to determine the particular documents applicable to your situation. For legal, financial or other advice, we urge you to contact the appropriate respective professionals. If you choose not to do so, you will be acting as your own attorney, financial advisor or other such professional and agree not to rely upon any information contained in this Website or otherwise provided by SAAS in place or instead of any such advice.


We will prepare the documents that you request only. We will not prepare any documents that you do not specifically request. We will not check the accuracy of the information that you provide. We will use the exact information that you provide to complete the assignment that you request. Once our assignment is complete we will not provide any ongoing service even where we may become aware of information which would identify the need for any additional documents. We will not perform for you or provide you with any information or reminders on additional filings that may apply to your situation. All such responsibilities are and will remain yours. You are responsible to ensure that the information provided to SAAS is complete and accurate with respect to detail, spelling and grammar and you represent to SAAS that your submissions are accurate and ready for use as submitted.


SAAS, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to refuse to provide services to you. You agree that SAAS shall not be liable to you for loss or damages that may result from our refusal to provide services.


Regarding deadlines: The FAFSA is a way to apply for many federally-funded, state-funded, and school-funded aid programs all at once. The FAFSA filing deadline for federally-funded aid programs is June 30th at the end of each academic year. For example, for the 2017-2018 academic year, the federal deadline is 6/30/18.


Many states have FAFSA filing deadlines for state-funded aid that are much earlier than the federal deadline. However, residents of any state may file after their state deadline and still qualify for federally-funded aid as long as they file prior to the federal deadline.


When we receive an order prior to 10pm Central Time on the day of a state deadline or federal deadline, we will do our best to file it with the federal processor by midnight of the same day. We cannot guarantee filing times however, due to the many factors which may affect it, including the completeness and accuracy of information received, the volume of orders, the multiple technical platforms upon which order processing relies, etc. Therefore, we always recommend filing as soon as possible after the 1st of October prior to each new academic year, whether you use our service or file on your own directly with the government.


2. License


You may only use this Website and any materials found in this Website in accordance with these Terms of Use, SAAS policies and applicable laws, and you agree to comply with the foregoing at all times. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use (and subject to your payment of applicable Fees, if any), SAAS hereby grants you a limited, nonexclusive, nonassignable, nontransferable, revocable license to access and use the Website and Content (defined below) solely for your own personal, non-commercial use.


Without limiting the foregoing, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, distribute, transmit, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any purpose any portion of or any information from the Website. You may not obscure or remove any proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Content. For purposes of these Terms of Use, references to "post" or "posting" shall refer to any manner of posting, transmitting, uploading, providing, making available or otherwise transferring material or information.


If you do not comply with the Terms of Use at any time, SAAS reserves the right to revoke the aforementioned license(s), limit your access to the Website or restrict your ability to post or download Content or order products and services. Furthermore, SAAS may discontinue or alter any aspect of the Website or associated services, remove Content from the Website, restrict the time the Website is available or restrict the amount of use permitted at SAAS's sole discretion and without prior notice or liability.


You agree that SAAS may, under certain circumstances, immediately suspend and/or terminate your access to the Website or any part thereof. Cause for such measures shall include, without limitation: (a) breaches or violations of these Terms of Use or other incorporated agreements or guidelines; (b) discontinuance or material modification to the Website or associated services; (c) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (d) extended periods of inactivity; and/or (e) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities. You further agree that such measures shall be taken in SAAS's sole discretion and without liability to you or any third party.


You are solely responsible for providing, maintaining and ensuring the compatibility of all hardware, software, electrical and other physical requirements necessary for your access to and use of the Website or any part thereof.


All rights not otherwise expressly granted by these Terms of Use are reserved by SAAS.


3. Use of the Website


In your use of the Website, you acknowledge and understand the following:


a.
Any services provided to you by SAAS are limited to assisting in the preparation and filing of FAFSA applications.


b.
You are solely responsible for determining, understanding and complying with the requirements and deadlines of a particular government agency or educational institution including individual FAFSA filing deadlines.


c.
Use of the Website or associated services does not guarantee that you will receive financial aid. SAAS makes no representation or guarantees that use of the Website or associated services will result in an award of financial aid. Financial aid eligibility and awards are determined and distributed by government agencies and educational institutions and are outside of the control of SAAS.


d.
Filing deadlines are subject to change and are outside of the control of SAAS. We cannot guarantee FAFSA submissions by any particular date.


e.
You authorize SAAS to submit your FAFSA application electronically or by paper and accept any terms of use or conditions specifically related to the filing of your FAFSA application with the ED. You are responsible for meeting and accepting the FAFSA signature requirement and all terms of use signing and returning the signature page for your completed FAFSA application to the federal processor, or by signing your application electronically with your PIN.


f.
You authorize SAAS to collect the information that you provide and to use such information to prepare and/or file the documents that you request on your behalf and for any other lawful purpose. You understand and agree that SAAS may reformat or re-arrange the information that you provide as may be necessary for use in the specified forms prepared at your direction.


g.
Upon submitting any request for services you agree that the information that you provide is true and correct and that you are not creating any of the documents requested for any illegal, improper or fraudulent purpose. You agree that you are authorized to prepare and file the documents that you are requesting and that no authority other than that granted by you is necessary to make the assignment of the services that you request.


4. Accounts


a.
Password

Certain areas of the Website and/or services provided by the SAAS require you to register an account ("Account"). In the event you agree to register an account, you will select and/or receive a password upon providing registration information and successfully completing the registration process. Your Account is personal to you, and you will not share it or allow any other person to utilize your Account. You agree that you will provide truthful and accurate information during the registration process.


You understand and acknowledge that the Account is an account registered with the Website and is in no way related to, a part of, or affiliated with any account you may have with the ED or any other agency or institution.



b.
Documents and Information

Your Account contains documents and personal information such as financial information (collectively, "Personal Information"). You may obtain access to your Personal Information through your Account by using your password. Additionally, you may download, save, and print paper copies of documents in paper form. You are responsible for all documents that are downloaded or otherwise obtained via your Account. SAAS is not responsible for theft of, loss of, or any fraudulent activity related to any Personal Information that you download, save, or print, or that is sent to you or by you by United States Postal Service or similar mail service.



c.
Security

You are responsible for safeguarding your Account password and you agree not to disclose it to any third party. You are responsible for any activity using your account, whether or not you authorized that activity. You agree to immediately notify SAAS in the event (a) your registration information changes, or (b) you learn of or have reason to suspect any unauthorized use of your Account or any other breach of security. You acknowledge that if you wish to protect your transmission of data including your Personal Information to SAAS, it is your responsibility to use a secure encrypted connection to communicate with your Account.



Without limiting other remedies, SAAS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit access to and/or close any account: (a) that violates these Terms of Use, any agreement referenced herein, or any other agreement or understanding between you and SAAS; (b) for fraudulent or illegal activities; or (c) for unexpected technical or security issues or problems.


5. SAAS Intellectual Property


Unless otherwise specifically noted in these Terms of Use, images, trademarks, service marks, logos and icons displayed on the Website are the property of SAAS and/or its licensors and may not be used without SAAS's prior written consent. Trademarks owned by third parties are the property of those respective third parties. The Website is the copyrighted property of SAAS, and it may not be reproduced, recreated, modified, accessed or used in any manner or disseminated or distributed to any other party in violation of these Terms of Use. Any unauthorized use of any Content, whether owned by SAAS or other parties, may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, privacy and publicity laws and communications regulations and statutes. You will not copy, reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile, translate, modify, reproduce, republish, transmit, sell, offer for sale, disseminate or redistribute the intellectual property found in the Website or any part thereof or grant any other person or entity the right or access to do so. Notwithstanding the forgoing, you may print a copy of the Personal Information for your personal use and records.


6. Content


You acknowledge that the Website may contain or provide access to information, software, photos, video, text, graphics, music, sounds or other material provided by SAAS or third parties (collectively, "Content") that are protected by copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets or other intellectual property laws, and that these rights are valid and protected in all forms, media and technologies existing now or hereafter developed.


7. Feedback


SAAS welcomes your comments, feedback, information, or materials regarding the Website, Content or SAAS's products or services (collectively, "Feedback"). If you submit Feedback to SAAS, please note that your Feedback shall become the property of SAAS. By submitting your Feedback to SAAS, you agree to assign, and hereby irrevocably assign to SAAS, all right, title, and interest in and to the Feedback and all copyrights and other intellectual property rights embodied in such Feedback on a worldwide basis. Website is free to use your Feedback on an unrestricted basis. You hereby assign and/or waive, as the case may be, any moral rights that you may have in or to the Feedback.


8. SAAS's Privacy Policy


SAAS collects, stores and uses data collected from you in accordance with SAAS's Privacy Policy, linked from the footer of this Website. The Privacy Policy is hereby expressly incorporated into these Terms of Use.


9. Links


The Website may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other websites or resources on the Internet. Because SAAS has no control over such websites or resources, you acknowledge and agree that SAAS is not responsible for the availability of such external websites or resources, and SAAS does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites or resources or for any privacy or other practices of the third parties operating those websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that SAAS will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with your use of or reliance on any such Content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource. SAAS strongly encourages you to review any separate terms of use and privacy policies governing use of these third party websites and resources.


10. Fees; Payment for Services


SAAS provides its services for a fee. The current fees for our services ("Fees") are available in the Service Fees page linked from the Site Map page in the footer of this Website. Upon placing an "order," you will pay to SAAS the Fees as set forth in the "shopping cart" or similar ordering mechanism. SAAS or its third-party affiliates may utilize the services of certain third- party payment processors to process payments of credit cards and other accepted methods of payment. Your order is subject to any additional terms and conditions imposed by such third-party payment processors. The applicable Fees and taxes will be applied to your chosen method of payment upon submission of your order.


Fees and availability of services are subject to change without notice. Errors will be corrected where discovered, and SAAS reserves the right to revoke any stated offer and to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions including after an order has been submitted and whether or not the order has been confirmed and your payment method accepted and charged. In the event your payment method has been accepted and charged, SAAS will issue you the appropriate credit within a reasonable time after your order has been revoked.


Refund Policy: Where an order with a completed application has been placed and a refund has been requested, and SAAS has not yet filed the FAFSA application, SAAS will refund your total payment less a $20 processing fee for services already rendered.


Where an order has been placed with an uncompleted application (such as a Finish With Assistance order, or a prepayment or credit for a not-yet-available academic year), and you have completed the application and submitted it to SAAS for filing before the filing deadline, and a refund has been requested, and SAAS has not yet filed the FAFSA application, SAAS will refund your total payment less a $20 processing fee for services already rendered. Where an order has been placed with an uncompleted application (such as a Finish With Assistance order, or a prepayment or credit for a not-yet-available academic year), but you did not complete the application or submit it to SAAS for filing before the filing deadline, no refund will be given.


Where an order has been placed and a refund has been requested, and SAAS has already filed the FAFSA application, SAAS will refund your total payment less a 50% processing fee as long as the refund request is made within 7 days of placing the order.


All refund requests must be made within 30 days of placing your order.


No refunds can be made over 30 days after an order.


11. Your Representations


You hereby represent and warrant to SAAS that: (a) you have the power and authority to enter into and perform your obligations under these Terms of Use; (b) all information provided by you to SAAS is truthful, accurate and complete; (c) you are an authorized signatory of the credit or debit card or other method of payment that you provide to SAAS or its third- party payment processor to pay the applicable Fees and taxes related to your order of products and/or services via the Website; (d) you will comply with the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use and any other agreement to which you are subject that is related to your use of the Website, services, Content or any part thereof; (e) you have provided and will maintain accurate and complete registration information with SAAS, including, without limitation, your legal name, email address and any other information SAAS may reasonably require; (f) your access to and use of the Website or any part thereof and/or order and use of any products or services will not constitute a breach or violation of any other agreement, contract, terms of use or any law or regulation to which you are subject; (g) you will immediately notify SAAS in the event that you learn or suspect that your Account information, username or password has been disclosed or otherwise made known to any other person; and (h) you will not use the Website in order to gain competitive intelligence about SAAS, the Website or any product or service offered via the Website or to otherwise compete with SAAS or its affiliates.


In the event that you provide any Feedback via the Website, you hereby make the following additional representations and warranties to Website: (1) you are owner of such Feedback or otherwise have the right to grant SAAS the licenses or assignments granted pursuant to these Terms of Use; (2) you have secured any and all consents necessary to post the Feedback and to grant the foregoing licenses or assignments; (3) the Feedback does not violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, the intellectual property, privacy or publicity rights of any third party, and such Feedback does not contain any personally identifiable information about third parties in violation of such parties' rights; (4) the use of any Feedback will not result in harm or personal injury to any third party; and (5) all factual information contained in the Feedback is true and accurate.


12. Prohibited Uses


You are solely responsible for any and all acts and omissions that occur under your Account, and you agree not to engage in unacceptable use of the Website or any part thereof, which includes, without limitation: (a) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate material or information that, is or to a reasonable person may be false, fraudulent, unlawful, harmful, tortious, abusive, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, harassing, invasive of another's privacy, offensive, vulgar, threatening, malicious, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; (b) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate Content, files, graphics, software or other material or information that actually or potentially infringes the rights of any person, including, without limitation, the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, or privacy, moral or publicity rights, of any person; (c) use of the Website to interfere, disrupt or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other accounts on the Website, to restricted portion of the Website, to Content, or any other computer network or equipment; (d) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate viruses, Trojan horses or any other malicious code or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware, system or telecommunications equipment; (e) use of the Website to post, store or disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes or other fraudulent schemes, or any other form of solicitation; (f) use of any manual or automated software, devices or other processes to "crawl" or "spider" any web pages contained in the Website (including, without limitation, the use of robots, bots, spiders, scrapers or any other means to extract pricing, product, service or other data from the Website); (g) use of the Website to gain competitive intelligence about SAAS, the Website or any product or service offered via the Website or to otherwise compete with SAAS; (h) framing or otherwise simulating the appearance or functions of the Website or any portion thereof; (i) harvesting or otherwise collecting any information about other users, including, without limitation, email addresses or other contact information of other users or (j) use of the Website to engage in any activity that, as determined by SAAS, may intentionally or unintentionally violate these Terms of Use, violate any applicable laws or regulations or conflict with the spirit or intent of these Terms of Use.


13. Consent to Electronic Communications and Solicitation


By creating or registering an Account, you understand that we may send you communications or data regarding the Website, including but not limited to (i) notices about your use of the Website, including any notices concerning violations of use, (ii) updates, and (iii) promotional information and materials regarding SAAS products and services and those of its parent, and other related companies and its trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners, via electronic mail, text message or other form of communication.


14. Disclaimer


SAAS uses reasonable efforts to maintain the Website, but SAAS is not responsible for any defects or failures associated with the Website, any part thereof, any Content posted using the Website, or any damages (such as lost profits or other consequential damages) that may result from any such defects or failures. The website may be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, without limitation: (a) equipment malfunctions, (b) periodic maintenance procedures or repairs which SAAS may undertake from time to time, or (c) causes beyond the control of SAAS or which are not foreseeable by SAAS.


SAAS is not a backup service for storing Personal Information, and SAAS shall have no liability regarding any loss of Personal Information. You are solely responsible for creating backups of any Personal Information.


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES:


TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, AND ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE," AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, WEBSITE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON- INFRINGEMENT.


YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS VOLUNTARY, AND THAT YOU WAIVE ANY DOMUS LEPUS CLAIM FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE. IF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR ANY REPAIR, CORRECTION, OR SERVICING OF YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEMS OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES THEREOF.

WITHOUT LIMITATION, SAAS MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PROVIDED VIA THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT USE OF THE FOREGOING WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE FOREGOING OR ANY INFORMATION FOUND THEREON WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, OR THAT THE QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.


ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE WEBSITE IS DONE AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL.


FURTHER, PLEASE NOTE THAT NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE WEBSITE, ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, OR ANY WEBSITE REPRESENTATIVE WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY PROVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS OF USE.


SAAS cannot guarantee FAFSA filing times due to the many factors which may affect it, including the completeness and accuracy of information received, the volume of orders, the multiple technical platforms upon which order processing relies, etc. Therefore, we always recommend filing as soon as possible after the 1st of October prior to each new academic year, whether you use SAAS's services or file on your own directly with the government.


15. Limitation of Liability


TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT SAAS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF SAAS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (A) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT OR ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ORDERED VIA THE WEBSITE; (B) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCTS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES ORDERED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE; (C) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS, CONTENT OR DATA; OR (D) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT, OR THE ORDERING OF WEBSITE'S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE WEBSITE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND TERMINATE THESE TERMS OF USE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS TERMS. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL SAAS'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE, ANY CONTENT OR ORDERING SAAS'S PRODUCTS OR SERVICES OR ANY AMOUNT RETAINED BY SAAS FOR PROVIDING THE SERVICES.


SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.


16. No Legal or Financial Advice


YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE WEBSITE AND ANY CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND MAY NOT BE RELIED UPON AS LEGAL OR FINANCIAL ADVICE. SAAS HAS NO LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON RELATING TO OR RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE WEBSITE AND ANY CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, OR ANY ERRORS IN OR OMISSIONS THEREFROM. SAAS WILL NOT BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DECISIONS MADE BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON AS A RESULT OF RELIANCE ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION THEREIN.


17. Indemnification


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SAAS, its officers, members, managers, shareholders, directors, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, losses or expenses, including attorneys' fees and costs and expenses, arising out of or in any way connected with (a) your access to or use of the Website, services or any part thereof, (b) any Content you post via the Website, (c) a breach or alleged breach by you of any of your representations, warranties, covenants or obligations under these Terms of Use, (d) infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property or other rights of SAAS or third parties by you, (e) any negligence or willful misconduct by you or your fraudulent use of the Website, services or any part thereof, (f) any other claim related to your performance under these Terms of Use, or (g) your use of any Content, services or products provided by SAAS.


18. Terms and Termination


a.
Term

These Terms of Use are effective upon your acceptance as set forth herein and will continue in full force until terminated.



b.
Termination

You agree that SAAS, in its sole discretion, may terminate your use of the Website or any part thereof upon prior notice, and remove and discard any Content, in the event you violate these Terms of Use. You agree that SAAS may immediately suspend your account and your access to the Website or any part thereof in order to conduct an investigation in the event it believes you have violated these Terms of Use or if it determines that you are a repeat infringer of another's intellectual property or other rights. SAAS may also, in its sole discretion and at any time, discontinue providing the Website, any part thereof, any Content or any products or services advertised thereon, with or without notice. In addition to any other method of termination or suspension provided for in these Terms of Use, SAAS reserves the right to terminate these Terms of Use at any time and for any reason upon ten (10) days notice to you. Further, you agree that SAAS shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination or suspension of your access to the Website or any part thereof, removal of Content or sale of any products or services. You may terminate these Terms of Use at any time by immediately discontinuing all access to the Website and by providing notice to SAAS of such discontinuance. Termination or cancellation of these Terms of Use will not affect any right or relief to which SAAS may be entitled at law or in equity. Upon termination of these Terms of Use, you must terminate all use of the Website and any Content provided thereby. In the event of termination, you will not be entitled to any refund of any fees or other charges, if any, paid in connection with these Terms of Use.



19. Governing Law and Other Miscellaneous Terms


The parties and their respective personnel are and shall be independent contractors, and neither party by virtue of these Terms of Use shall have any right, power or authority to act or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other party. Notwithstanding any other provision of this agreement, SAAS is not your agent, partner or joint venturer in any respect. SAAS is not your attorney or financial advisor and assumes no fiduciary obligation to you.


You acknowledge and agree that any expenses that you incur in furtherance of these Terms of Use are voluntary in nature and are made with the knowledge that these Terms of Use may be terminated as provided herein. You shall not make a claim against SAAS, and SAAS shall not be liable with respect to the recoupment of any expenditures or investment made by you in anticipation of the continuation of these Terms of Use beyond the term hereof.


The parties agree that breach of the provisions of these Terms of Use would cause irreparable harm and significant injury to SAAS which would be both difficult to ascertain and which would not be compensable by damages alone. As such, the parties agree that SAAS has the right to enforce the provisions of these Terms of Use by injunction (without necessity of posting bond), specific performance or other equitable relief without prejudice to any other rights and remedies SAAS may have for your breach of these Terms of Use.


The validity and effect of these Terms of Use shall be governed by, and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of Kansas, without regard to its conflicts or choice of laws principles. ANY SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING CONCERNING OR RELATING TO THE WEBSITE, ITS USE, THESE TERMS OF USE, ANY SALE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT, SERVICE, POLICY OR PROCEDURE OF SAAS, MUST BE BROUGHT EXCLUSIVELY IN A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS, AND YOU HEREBY IRREVOCABLY CONSENT TO THE JURISDICTION OF SUCH COURTS (AND OF THE APPROPRIATE APPELLATE COURTS THEREFROM) IN ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING, YOU IRREVOCABLY WAIVE, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ANY OBJECTION WHICH YOU MAY NOW OR HEREAFTER HAVE TO THE LAYING OF VENUE OF ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING IN ANY SUCH COURT OR THAT ANY SUCH SUIT, ACTION OR PROCEEDING WHICH IS BROUGHT IN ANY SUCH COURT HAS BEEN BROUGHT IN AN INCONVENIENT OR IMPROPER FORUM.


If any action at law or in equity is necessary to enforce the terms of these Terms of Use, the prevailing party will be entitled to reasonable fees of attorneys, accountants and other professionals, and costs and expenses in addition to any other relief to which such prevailing party may be entitled.


The captions and headings of these Terms of Use are included for ease of reference only and will be disregarded in interpreting and construing these Terms of Use.


If the performance of any part of these Terms of Use by either party (other than payment of money) is prevented, hindered, delayed or otherwise made impracticable by reason of any flood, riot, fire, judicial or governmental action, labor dispute, act of God, telecommunications failure or any other cause beyond the control of either party, that party shall be excused from such performance to the extent that it is prevented, hindered or delayed by such cause.


These Terms of Use, including any other agreements or additional terms referenced herein, constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the agreement between the parties with respect to the Website, Content, and products and services offered via the Website, and, unless otherwise expressly provided herein, it supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous communications, representations, statements and understandings, whether oral or written, between the parties concerning the Website, Content, and products and services sold via the Website. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found unlawful or unenforceable in any respect, the court shall reform such provision so as to render it enforceable or, if it is not possible to reform such provision so as to make it enforceable, then delete such provision. As so reformed or modified, the court shall fully enforce these Terms of Use. The provisions of these Terms of Use that by their content are intended to survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use, including, without limitation, provisions governing ownership and use of intellectual property, representations, disclaimers, warranties, liability, indemnification, governing law, jurisdiction, venue, remedies, rights after termination and interpretation of these Terms of Use, will survive the expiration or termination of these Terms of Use for their full statutory period.


The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act shall not apply to these Terms of Use.


SAAS makes no representation that the Website, Content or other material or information on the Website is appropriate to or available in locations outside of the United States. You may not use the Website or export Content or associated software in violation of United States export laws, regulations or restrictions. If you access the Website from outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.


20. Notice


Any notice under this agreement shall be given by SAAS to you via email at the address provided by you to SAAS at the commencement of this agreement or as SAAS is subsequently advised. Notice to you at this address is deemed sufficient regardless of your receipt of such email. If you wish to update your email address you should do so by contacting customer service via the Website.


Any notice by you to SAAS shall be made via email to CustomerCare@FAFSA-Application.com and is effective only upon receipt by SAAS of any such notice. SAAS's regular business hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time excluding holidays. Such notice may also be sent via United States Mail to the following address:

Student Aid Application Services, LLC
4741 Central St., Ste.142
Kansas City, MO 64112

You may also call SAAS during regular business hours at 877-207-3254. But note that any official notice by you to SAAS must be made in writing as indicated above.