"Who wouldn't want to spend an hour or so trying to get extra cash for college? Well, pretty much any parent or student who is dreading filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Families who expect to have a student in college in the fall of 2020 can start applying as early as October," Detroit Free Press reports.
"While there's much buzz about the October kick off, you don't want to rush and then get sloppy filling out your data. Data entry mistakes will slow down the process, warns Erin Powers, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
Students also can reduce errors by using the Internal Revenue Service's online Data Retrieval Tool to import financial information directly to the FAFSA, rather than entering it manually, Powers said. The tool transfers data directly from your federal income tax returns."
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Publication Date: 10/1/2019