Let us help you dispel myths about applying for financial aid.
There is no income cut off for federal student aid. How much money your family makes is one of many factors that determine your eligibility for federal grants, loans or work-study funds.
You can use estimated information on your FAFSA so you will be able to submit it before you file taxes. In fact, many states and schools have financial aid deadlines well before the tax deadline so completing your FAFSA early is a good idea. You might want to base your estimates on last year's tax return. Once you file your taxes you can log back in and update the information. You may even be able to use the IRS data retrieval tool to automatically import your tax information into your FAFSA. Note: this may change the amount of your financial aid that was based on an estimate.
Completing the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov takes only about 30 minutes with easy step-by-step instructions for every question. If you do get stuck, live help is available by web chat, email and phone.
Eligibility for most federal student aid programs is not linked to your academic performance; however, you will need to maintain grades that your school considers satisfactory in order to continue receiving financial aid.
Federal student aid is not given out based on your ethnic background or your firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918-594-8273.