As you enter the latter part of high school, you sense that change is in the air. You’ll be exploring what your future holds and this can be exciting and intimidating: After all, this time is wrought with questions, some of which you still can’t answer for yourself! What do you want to do? Will you get accepted to your first-choice college? How will you afford the cost? Do you even know how to do your own laundry?
As you begin to plan for college, one of the questions that you’ll ponder is how to pay for college: Tuition, room, board and other expenses add up. For many families, financial aid will be part of the equation, but receiving an award package only happens if you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completion of this document is a critical step as families evaluate options for paying for college,
As you begin planning for college, you’re certain to evaluate how you’ll pay for college. For most families, part of this equation is financial aid. In order for students to be awarded financial aid, they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As Carolina Parent stated, “Applying for financial aid helps students venture to schools of their dreams they may not have been able to afford without such assistance.”
Is your student planning on attending college this year? Take note of important changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) timeline. This year, students can begin to apply for financial aid as early as October 1. This is a shift from years past, so make sure you update your calendars!
“Completing and submitting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step to take in finding money to help pay for college.