Are you eligible for financial aid? Financial aid programs are most often based on financial need. Most students qualify for some type of financial aid.
Follow these steps to ensure you receive any financial aid for which you are eligible.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Early filing of the FAFSA is critical. This national application is the first step in the financial aid process. Most schools use the FAFSA to determine your financial aid. The FAFSA determines the amount of money a student and/or family is expected to contribute toward the price of attending a postsecondary institution.
The FAFSA is an online application. An education advisor, job coach, or transition specialist can help you fill it out.
State student financial aid deadlines vary. Also, state or school funds may run out. Applying early is the best way to ensure you receive the most aid.
Many different factors can impact your eligibility for aid and the amount you can receive. Be sure to recalculate your financial aid eligibility each year.