Many have questions about the 2019-2020 FAFSA which opens October 1, 2018. There are so many reasons to fill out the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid.
If you want to be considered for the billions of dollars given away each year, then you should certainly apply. Once they have the information needed, you will be given your families estimated financial contribution. If you will be attending college as a freshman next year, this will be the first of several FAFSA’s. If you are a returning student, be sure to fill it out each year.
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Here are some valuable tips for you:
Beginning this year, you can fill out the FAFSA from your phone. The App is called “myStudentAid.” The app was designed to make the process easier for the 19 million + students who will fill it out this year. You can learn more about the App here: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/08/us/fafsa-app-college-financial-aid/index.html
Everyone should fill out the FAFSA. Even if you don’t think you will qualify for money, be sure to fill out the application. Some schools won’t consider you for school scholarships without the FAFSA on file.
Fill it out sooner rather than later. Keep in mind, in some states the money is given away on a first come first serve basis.
Take your time and do it right. The FAFSA is long but you can do it. It is worth the effort if you get money to help attend college.
After you submit the form, some schools will still want additional information. You can contact https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa With questions you have. Also, youtube has excellent videos posted by FAFSA to help you through the process.
Be sure to create your FAFSA ID and keep track of it so you can log in and retrieve your application when needed. Here is how to create your FAFSA ID https://youtu.be/K7ihhGk8mCY
Have your information ready : you will need your social security number, drivers license number, 2017 tax records and a list of schools you are interested in attending. You can list up to 10 schools.
Don’t give up. There are over 100 questions on the FAFSA. Be diligent and stick with it until it is completed. It will be worth it.
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We are here to help. If you need assistance, you can reach out to the team at Imagine College Coaching. You can also contact FAFSA directly as well as watching the FAFSA videos on youtube.