If you think you’ll need to apply for federal student loans to pay for your college education, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is mandatory. Filling it out is relatively straightforward, and doing so may successfully qualify you for multiple types of federal funding. But, you may find yourself needing some guidance in filling it out, and that’s perfectly normal.
To find assistance, check to see if a local high school or community college is offering a financial aid services FAFSA prep event. If so, consider attending because you may find it helpful to listen to people experienced in filling out the application. They can offer strategies and tips that can streamline the process, and answer your questions.Read more