A question we receive all too often! Here are some reasons to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
It’s the only way to apply for ALL federal and most states’ financial aid, including Pell grants, Work-study, and student loans.
Even if you have a full ride scholarship or savings to pay for college, filing the FAFSA is a good backup plan to cover unexpected expenses.
Many scholarships require you to file the FAFSA as part of their application process.
You never know what financial aid you might end up getting! Many students file the FAFSA and are surprised to find they qualify for a grant or need-based scholarship.
It doesn’t take as long as you think – usually less than an hour from start to finish.
You aren’t obligated to accept loans – the FAFSA is just an application.