The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is officially open today, October 1, 2017. FAFSA aid is given on a first come-first serve basis, so it’s important to file early. Families of new or returning college students need to complete the form using 2016 tax information.
Valuable advice from Money Magazine, Oct. 2016, “4 Things to Know About the New FAFSA”
“Just submitting a FAFSA will automatically qualify you for a low-cost federal student loan of up to $5,500 for freshman year....The FAFSA is also required for many other kinds of aid, including work/study jobs; federal parent PLUS loans; scholarships from state agencies, private foundations, and colleges; and, in a few cases, merit aid.”
1) Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov or
2) Student creates a Federal Student Aid Identification Number (FSA ID).
3) Parents create their own FSA ID. “Parent” refers to a biological or adoptive parent or a person de...more