Avoid These 8 Financial Aid Mistakes
"This is the time of year when millions of parents and students are grappling with financial aid forms. It's also the time of year when many families make financial aid mistakes," CBS MoneyWatch reports. The top mistake to avoid is procrastinating. "There is no federal deadline to submit the FAFSA, but state financial aid programs and colleges do impose aid deadlines. ...You can find a link to every state's financial aid programs at the website of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators." Other mistakes include failing to check for errors, including retirement assets, providing the wrong tax figures, and leaving some answers blank.
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