Types of Scholarships:
•Mandatory application for federal and state aid
•No cost to apply (includes submitting information to six schools of your choice)
•For public and private schools
•Filing period Begins OCTOBER 1st. The sooner you fill out the application the better.
Step 1: Request a PIN - www.pin.ed.gov
If you plan to submit your FAFSA online, you (and one of your parents) can request a PIN from the U.S. Department of Education. With a PIN you can apply and “sign” the FAFSA online, check the status of your submitted FAFSA, and make corrections.
Step 2: Use the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet - http://www.fafsa.gov/
This tool will help you gather the information needed on the official FAFSA.
Step 3: Financial Aid Deadlines - http://www.fafsa.gov/deadlines.htm
College and state deadlines tend to be earlier than the federal deadline (many are as early as February or March) and may require an application in addition to the FAFSA. Play it safe—collect these dates and information early.
Step 4: Access FAFSA on the Web
Complete your FAFSA on the Internet. Apply as soon as you can (after October 1st) because funding can be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
More Information About FAFSA - http://studentaid.ed.gov/
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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Colleges and Universities
Types of Financial Aid