December 17, 2014 - The gateway to financial aid for college opens January 1, 2015, making this winter break the ideal time to prepare and complete your application correctly.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward finding funding for higher education, but many students don’t apply – and some who do end up making errors that may limit the amount of funding they receive.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) wants all students to apply for financial aid, and has free resources to help make the process easier, including a guide on “FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes To Avoid.”
“Don’t pass up funds that can help you pay for college,” NASFAA President Justin Draeger said. “Financial aid administrators are here to help demystify the application process and help you attain all the aid for which you qualify.”
For starters, avoid making common mistakes by taking these three steps:
NASFAA has experts on hand to discuss why filing the FAFSA correctly is critical, as well as steps policymakers can take to make the process even simpler in the future. To speak to a NASFAA expert, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-785-6959.
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 20,000 financial aid professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities, and career schools across the country. NASFAA member institutions serve nine out of every ten undergraduates in the U.S. Based in Washington, DC, NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators. For more information, visit http://www.nasfaa.org.
Publication Date: 12/17/2014