Get help paying for college

Written by on May 1, 2017 in Seattle Housing Authority, Uncategorized - Comments Off

By Seattle Housing Authority

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step students can take to invest in their future. The FAFSA can help access money to pay for school (technical, vocational, community college, university) in the form of grants, scholarships and loans.

Five facts about federal student aid
1. Around 20 million students complete FAFSA each year. No matter the household income, FAFSA is the first step to receiving help paying for college. Federal aid options include Pell Grants, loans and work study.

2. There is no deadline to complete FAFSA. But those who complete the FAFSA earlier often receive more aid because some sources are first-come first-serve.

3. Students don’t need good grades. The student’s GPA is not used to determine federal aid. FAFSA is not just for high school students—it is open to any age.

4. Students can use federal aid for many types of education. Federal aid is accepted at most places. Complete the FAFSA now, even if the school is unknown. Schools will use FAFSA to determine the aid package.

5. FAFSA is free to complete. Beware of anyone trying to charge a fee for completing the FAFSA.
For questions or assistance with the application, call 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Start the application today at fafsa.gov

 

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