If you are planning on college, you need to be thinking about how to get as much financial aid as possible, no matter how much your family income is. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is going to play a crucial role in helping you to qualify for as much student aid as possible. Here are some quick facts to get you started:
- It’s free – Sure, it says it right in the name, but it bears repeating. How often does life give you a free handout?
- Know the deadline – The federal deadline doesn’t really matter. Your state deadline is always going to come first. Plus, depending on the schools you are applying to, there may even be a school deadline that comes before the state deadline.
- You need to apply every year – Even if you get money from filling out the FAFSA, it’s only for one school year. If you don’t fill it out every single year, that money stops coming in.
- You probably need your parents to help fill out the form – Don’t assume that you won’t need any info from your parents, even if you are no longer a dependent for tax purposes.
Get the Help You Need for the FAFSA and Other Financial Aid
College Planning Source is here to help your family plan for education. That includes supporting your efforts to find as much free money for college as possible. Don’t spend the rest of your life paying back student loans. Call 858.676.0700 or contact us online to get the help you need today.