The Importance of Filling Out Your FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial step in the college application process for many students. Why is the FAFSA so important? Because it determines your eligibility for federal and state financial aid that can help reduce the overall cost of attending college and make it more affordable for you.
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FAFSA: The Key to Your Financial Aid
By filling out your FAFSA, you can access a variety of financial aid options. This can include scholarships and grants, which you don't have to pay back. Additionally, the FAFSA can unlock your eligibility for low-interest student loans, which can help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and other expenses.
The FAFSA May Surprise You
It's important to note that the FAFSA is not just for students from low-income households. Even if you think you or your family may not qualify for financial aid, it's still worth filling out the form. Many students and families are surprised to find that they are eligible for financial aid, and that can make a huge difference in the affordability of their education.
What You’ll Need
To file your FAFSA, you will need to gather some important information and documents, such as your Social Security number, your parents' financial information, and your most recent tax returns. Once you have everything you need, you can complete the FAFSA online at the official website, fafsa.gov.
Helpful Links to Assist You in the FAFSA Process
- fafsa.gov: the official website where you can complete and submit your FAFSA.
- studentaid.gov: a government website that provides detailed information about financial aid and the FAFSA process.
- What You Need: a webpage that outlines in detail what you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA form.
- FAFSA Guide: a step-by-step guide to completing your FAFSA.
Questions about your FAFSA?
Your admissions counselor is here to help. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-889-5231.