File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) after January 1st of your senior year (even if you think you won’t qualify). Submit your FAFSA application whether you think you’ll be eligible or not for financial assistance – for some scholarships, you will be required to file a FAFSA to qualify. You may be surprised by how much aid you actually receive, whether with work-study funds, grants, or low-interest loans.
FAFSA is the ONLY route to qualifying for federal financial aid, including loans. It’s no secret that attending college can be expensive, and more often than not, students struggle to pay off college expenses. With federal loans and financial assistance, you don’t have to let financial issues stand in the way of a college education. FAFSA may even pave the way for financial support to pay for other college expenses such as books, housing, etc.
File as early as you can after January 1st, as many colleges hand out financial aid on a “first come, first serve” basis. Don’t wait till the last moment to submit your FAFSA. The sooner you prepare & apply, the better – so if your student is a senior, get your taxes done early this year! Since aid is limited, apply early for peace of mind in knowing that you have done everything you can to finance your student’s education.
We make sure parents understand the process of financial aid by providing a comprehensive financial aid tutorial. If it’s your first time submitting the FAFSA, the application process may seem a bit overwhelming. It’s not that hard, you just have to be organized. At Navigatio College Consulting, we can guide you through the entire process with a comprehensive and easy-to-understand tutorial so you can get your paperwork filed.
Our families are given financial aid deadlines, worksheets, and checklists to make sure every detail is covered.Having college graduates of our own, we’re familiar with how expensive college tuition and school expenses can be. Therefore, we’re here to help you stay on track and keep you updated on important information to help you receive the financial support needed for your college education.
Call us at (818) 207-0263 for further help on how you can apply for financial aid.