Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) sounds like the best deal in the world.
You as a parent spend just a little bit of time entering information into a clear, safe online form, and a kid you love magically gets put in line for free money to help pay for college.
Magically—in just minutes—your kid’s in line for nine separate federal student aid programs, over 600 state aid programs, and most of the college-based (institutional) aid available in the United States.
So why do some parents balk at filling out the FAFSA?
The biggest reason I hear from parents who aren’t filling out the FAFSA is, “We’re not gonna get anything anyway…”
Are you 100% sure about that?
Quick, read this article I’ve written on 7 Reasons to Fill Out the FAFSA Even If You’re Rich.
After you do, consider this very important reason that even the wealthiest families should be filling out the FAFSA:
Filling out the FAFSA protects your kid in the event of unforeseen family setbacks.
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