If you or a child plans on attending college for the 2021-2022 school year (i.e. next fall) the most important step is to start the process early for financial aid. The first step is to complete the FAFSA, which is the government form used to determine how much financial aid the student may qualify for.
Who Should Complete The FAFSA?
High school seniors planning on attending college next fall or students who will return to school next year. The FAFSA must be completed annually so if you completed it before do not forget to complete the FAFSA this year.
When Should I Complete The FAFSA?
The FAFSA is available on October 1st, so complete the application as close to this date as possible.
Just A Few Reasons To Complete The FAFSA ASAP:
How Do I Complete The FAFSA?
Go to FAFSA.GOV and click on the link to start if you are new or returning. See below for reference:
What Information Is Needed To Complete The FAFSA?
You will want to have tax returns handy to make the process simpler. Below is a summary of some basic info you will need:
Do Not Procrastinate! Completing the FAFSA can be overwhelming and causes many people to procrastinate. Complete the application on October 1st (or as close to it as possible) so that you do not have to worry about it and can focus on other areas to help you qualify for more financial aid! As always, do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions and watch our upcoming webinar for more helpful tips for the FAFSA and qualifying for more financial aid!