FAFSA is the ONLY route to qualifying for federal financial aid, including loans. (https://blog.ed.gov/2017/09/8-steps-to-filling-out-the-fafsa-form/) 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 your 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 October 1st using your 2017 taxes, as many colleges hand out financial aid on a “first come, first serve” basis. Don’t wait till the last moment to apply for FAFSA. The sooner you prepare & apply, the better since aid is limited. Then you’ll know you’ve done everything you can to optimally finance your student’s education. You will need your 2017 Tax documents & any bank account balances or investments to fill out FAFSA.
We recommend that EVERY senior file a FAFSA. Some scholarships are dependent on the filing of FAFSA & some families are surprised with how much financial aid they can actually qualify for—both very good reasons to file the first time out.
We make sure parents understand the process of financial aid by providing a comprehensive financial aid tutorial. If it’s your first time applying for FAFSA, the application process may seem a bit overwhelming. The main point is to just 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 making sure every detail is covered. Having college graduates of our own, we’re familiar with how expensive college tuition and school expenses can be. 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 student’s college education.
Call us at 818-207-0263 for further help on how you can apply for financial aid.