If I were to ask 10 people on the street to tell me about the FAFSA, I’m sure the responses would be quite varied. Some might pity me and give me the number to a family friend who’s had experience helping “people” like me. Others may back away slowly fearing a contagion of some kind, a few may even try to hurt me because they think I’ve used an inappropriate pejorative. This might be a slight exaggeration of the truth, but the point is still a valid one – people just aren’t as familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as they should be.
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At the end of every winter college semester, comes a very special and important time of year … A time that you spend with family … No, it’s not the holidays, it’s FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) time! Holiday fatigued parents and students usually look at the FAFSA with expressions of terror. Mainly because of the vast amount of information the FAFSA usually needs in order to correctly determine the amount of federal aid that you or your student is entitled to. But no longer will the word FAFSA leave you seriously considering a sprint in the opposite direction because the new fafsa.ed.gov website and features change everything. Well, maybe not everything but most definitely enough to make the FAFSA a headache free process!
Definition: possibly the most-dreaded acronym in the world of higher education, it stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. On the list of “Dreaded Acronyms,” it’s right up there with “MCAT,” “GRE,” and “LSAT,” except that usually you only have to take one of those exams once. The FAFSA must be renewed annually if you want to be considered for financial aid every year.