Mark your calendar if you have a senior: The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens on October 1.
The FAFSA is the form that determines your teen’s eligibility for financial aid to make attending college (at least a little) more affordable. Federal financial aid includes grants, scholarships, work-study jobs and loans.
Many families make the mistake of waiting to file the FAFSA or not filing at all, which could mean missing out on money you had coming to you.
Here’s why you should plan to file, why your timing matters and other important information you can use right now to get the most funding possible.Continue Reading