Student Tip #3: Paying for classes
Every student needs to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine whether they are eligible for financial aid assistance. Some students think that only grants are considered “Financial Aid” since they do not have to be paid back. Wrong! Any time someone pays money to the college financial aid department on your behalf, this is considered financial aid. Loans are the most popular form of financial aid and most students are eligible to apply.
Go to: WWW.FAFSA.GOV to complete your application, remember the “F” in FAFSA means “FREE,” so you should never be charged to file. If you are asked for credit/debit card information, then you are on the wrong website.
You will have to complete a FAFSA yearly, and the form becomes available to you on January 1st every year. It is recommended you complete the form as close to that date as possible. One reason for this relates to grant funding eligibility, which is offered on a first-come, first served basis until the budget runs out….and it runs out quickly.
The FAFSA website is packed with useful information, is user friendly and easy to navigate. If you do run into difficulties, your financial aid department should be able to assist you.
Student Tip #1: How to Purchase Textbooks Cheap
Student Tip #2: Scholarships
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