Tag: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Arizona seeks to increase number of students filling out FAFSA

| October 9, 2018
Arizona seeks to increase number of students filling out FAFSA

It would seem a no-brainer for any Arizona students who needs a college scholarship to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which streamlines the process of applying for almost any scholarship.

However, fewer than half do.

The FAFSA has become the almost universally used application that helps schools and the government determine if a student qualifies for a Pell Grant, a loan or scholarships.

The application process launches Oct. 1 every year.

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Few students take advantage of fed money for college

| October 5, 2016
Few students take advantage of fed money for college

Less than a third of high school seniors across Arizona take advantage of a federal application that could provide free money for college, even though the once-arduous process is getting easier.

College students have access to more than $150 billion in federal grants through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, but some of it goes untapped because students either don’t know it exists or have misconceptions about it, financial aid experts say.

Even when students don’t qualify for grants, completing the FAFSA can open other doors, including low-interest federal student loans. Also, scholarship organizations often require applicants to complete the application because it gives a comprehensive picture of a student’s financial background.

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