"In less than a week students and their families will be able to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which serves as the basis for need-based aid dispensed by the federal government, the states and individual college campuses," ThinkAdvisor reports.
"'We encourage everyone to file the FAFSA even those who don’t qualify for need-based aid because it’s also the application for non-need-based federal [PLUS] student loans for graduate students and federal parent loans,' says Karen McCarthy, director of policy analysis at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).
'It’s also always a good idea to file as early as you can,' adds McCarthy. That reduces the chances of missing financial aid deadlines, which differ by state and individual school, explains McCarthy. The federal deadline for filing the FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year is" June 30, 2019.
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Publication Date: 9/27/2017