FAFSA Facts: What you need to know

Pirateer Staff, Pirateer Staff

It is nearly time for seniors to gather their information and apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The forms open October 1, 2020, and many students aren’t sure what they need to bring to school in order to fill out all of the forms.

According to the College Board website, the FAFSA forms can seem daunting but they are important to determine many things about your future, “Each year, over 13 million students who file the FAFSA get more than $120 billion in grants, work-study, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Education. Lots of states and colleges also use the FAFSA to determine which students get financial aid—and how much they’ll get. The FAFSA asks for information about you and your family’s finances, including tax returns, so you’ll need your parents’ help to complete it.”

The new career and college readiness expert has put together a quick guide to help you find the forms and money you need to take the next steps. If you need assistance, you can head to the office, next to the library.

If you need additional help with the forms, there is a step-by-step guide here: https://www.bankrate.com/loans/student-loans/apply-for-fafsa/

There is a PDF link to the entire form here:

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And the individual pages are here: