Reminder~ 1 week from today, 1/1/2010, you can begin filling out your 2010-2011 school year FAFSA application. This is very important to ensure that you maximize your financial aid award. Remember money is distributed on a first-come, first-serve, need-based basis. So, don't miss your opportunity! While filing in March or April is acceptable, it is highly recommended that you apply as close as possible to January 1st.
Prepare- Know your deadlines (by school, state, program), Gather your documents (personal information and information on your family's income, taxes, and assets), apply for a PIN, Use the FAFSA worksheet.
Apply- Apply online; it is fast and easy. However, if you prefer paper; it is available.
Review- Review your FAFSA and make any corrections after you apply. Understand your Expected Family Contribution and your Student Aid Report.