NASFAA Mention: 7 Common FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid

"The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened today, and families are often eager to complete it quickly. But before you start working on your FAFSA, get a handle on some common mistakes that families make when filling out the forms so you can avoid making them on yours," College Confidential reports. 

"The first mistake many students and families make when it comes to paying for college is avoiding the FAFSA completely, says Erin Powers, a spokeswoman for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. 'We urge families not to be dissuaded by the sticker price of college until they know how much financial aid may be available to help support them,' she advises. Therefore, you should fill out the form to determine whether you're eligible for financial aid."

NASFAA's "Notable Headlines" section highlights media coverage of financial aid to help members stay up to date with the latest news. Articles included under the notable headlines section are not written by NASFAA, but rather by external sources. Inclusion in Today's News does not imply endorsement of the material or guarantee the accuracy of information presented.


Publication Date: 10/1/2019

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