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Following these four steps will take some time, but probably not as much time as you think. And, when you follow these steps, the likelihood of qualifying for financial aid increases incalculably.
Parents, don't leave free money for your students lying around! A 2018 NerdWallet study found that eligible high school seniors left $2.6 billion worth on the table. Regardless of income or wealth, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be the first step for any student. Read on for details on the basics, the complexities and the results.
Important Changes: If you have a student in college or bound for college next year, the process for filing the FAFSA starts October 1st.
Completing the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for financial aid for your college-bound child is a stressful process that can tie up your free time for weeks.