FAFSA, Worth the Stress
California State University at Chico
Get advanced help in filling out the FAFSA
This year will be my last year of high school and I’m off to college. The school would remind us of how important it is to fill out an application for FAFSA
and other universities. I didn’t know what it was or how important it was. I found out that it is a form of loan or it could turn into a scholarship. I also learned that most colleges accept this financial aid. When I decided to apply I had no idea on how to complete it. I also didn’t understand much either. I had a hard time and didn’t get anywhere.
Then I heard there were FAFSA workshops. In these workshops they help you complete it. Luckily for me it helped so much. I recommend most students to get help from workshops then stressing yourself out. Throughout that time I had that worried of doing it wrong and maybe not going to college during the fall of 2012. The FAFSA website
helps a lot too, it gives you steps, pulls out your parent’s tax information, and even informs you if you did it wrong. There are things we need to file for FAFSA. For example, your parents financial information. Most students are eligible for financial aid if their parents make $40,000 or less a year.
As soon as I finished filing for FAFSA I still wasn’t sure if I had done it correctly. In order to know if you done it correctly, you will receive a letter and a confirmation code. I hadn’t received anything in a month and I began to worried. I schedule an appointment with
my counselor and she agreed to try to help me. The best help is to ask someone who has done it already or knows how to. Soon we found out I needed to turn my GPA to complete it. I turned it in and stopped stressing so much. Advanced help is the best key to filling out for FAFSA - trust me.Read more FAFSA Help
from other students and parents who have been through the FAFSA process.
Comment from your friendly team at College Financial Aid Advice
Thank you Jannette for your advice on getting help in filling out the FAFSA. I agree that getting advanced help is the best way to fill out the FAFSA, and definitely attend FAFSA workshops if you can. You FAFSA is the key to many federal and state scholarships and grants, and some very good student loans. Most students are eligible for some financial aid for college, and the $40,000 income level you mentioned is around the level for Pell Grant eligibility
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