The importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may not be first on your mind if you’re just beginning to plan for college. It is, however, an important form that students should complete during the application process. This is the form used to help determine your financial aid award, which can be a big help to students and families when it comes time to pay for college.
Fortunately, there is a significant amount of help available to those who are working on their FAFSA. For instance, in October, students were able to get one-on-one help with the form at sites throughout North Carolina on FAFSA Day.