The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2019-20 school year.
All students attending college in fall 2019 and/or spring 2020 should use this application to apply for financial aid. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to complete the form.
It’s that time of the year: time for college-bound students and their parents should fill out the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA).
Students and parents should complete the FAFSA ASAP for priority financial aid consideration.
Even if you’ve filled out the FAFSA before, there are some big FAFSA changes you need to know about if you haven’t submitted one in the past couple of years.
Many college-bound students and parents ask us what they should be doing throughout the year to get ready for applying for college and financial aid.
This handy timeline from The College Board shows exactly what steps students and families should be taking from the summer before senior year to May 1 of senior year, the deadline for students to decide whether to attend most colleges.
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We’re big fans of their methodology, because unlike the rankings in U.S. News and many other publications, they strive to show students how important it is to consider return on investment when choosing a college.
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Applying to and getting into college puts enormous pressure on students and families. Many students believe they need to get into the “best” (highest-ranked) college possible in order to have a chance at getting a good job after college.
Particularly among the wealthy, there’s often competition between parents as their children apply to the same prestigious colleges, Robert Reich writes in a recent piece for Slate.
It’s FAFSA season–and if you haven’t completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, now’s the time to do it.
This new infographic from CampusLogic shows some interesting facts about the FAFSA that might surprise you.
It’s a common myth that financial aid is only for low-income students, and if you make too much money, you have no chance of receiving financial aid.
But according to a recent analysis by Slate, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
In fact, both public and private colleges award financial aid to a significant percentage of middle-class students.