Are you filling out financial aid forms for a kid who’ll be in college next fall? Great. The fall before he or she enters college is the perfect time to do that.
But what do you do if you get stuck? Where do you go to get help with college financial aid forms?
Here are five places to get help with college financial aid forms.
1. See a list of frequently asked FAFSA questions at Fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm.
2. Access the help that the federal government provides through Student Financial Aid Services, Inc. at 1-866-514-8938.
3. Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
4. In the case of especially difficult individual family questions, call the financial aid office at one of the colleges your child applied to. Most of the people who staff financial aid offices at colleges consider it their mission to help students and families.
5. You can also contact one of the thousands of CPAs and financial planners who are members of the National College Advocacy Group, located at Ncagonline.org.
To read my October 2016 post on what parents can do before filling out the FAFSA to get maximum financial aid for college, click here.
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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?
Jeannie is a full time author and speaker. Her writing helps parents set their kids up to graduate college debt free and move directly into careers they excel at and love. She also helps students apply to medical school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.