9 tips on applying for federal student aid
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is an essential step toward getting help paying for college, as it commonly used by colleges and states to set grant and loan amounts.
Although it used to be a somewhat painful process, recent simplifications to the filing process have made it much less of a chore. In fact, FAFSA.gov estimates that first-time users can complete the process in less than an hour. However, it helps to know what to expect before embarking on the filing process.
Here are nine things to know before filing the FAFSA.