The 2016-2017 FAFSA is now open!
If you are looking to go back to school as either an undergraduate or a graduate student, the first step is completing the FAFSA or the Free Application for Student Aid. It’s a simple online or paper form process that requires income tax information for the current year. The FAFSA helps determine and awards various awards and aid based on your individual economical situation. The four most common forms of aid are the Pell Grant, Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, and the Federal Work Study Program.
Pay attention to the deadlines! There are federal and state deadlines, and your colleges may also have a deadline. Make sure you look up your school on the FAFSA site to determine these different deadlines.