Paying for college starts with the FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the starting point for financial aid, including federal grants, loans, work study, and scholarships. In most cases, the federal government sees students (24 years or younger) as a dependent, which is why the parent is required to participate in the FAFSA. You play a big role in helping your student reach their educational dreams!
After helping thousands of families file the FAFSA, there are few situations we haven’t seen. We’ve condensed the process down to the following four steps.