Few students take advantage of fed money for college

| October 5, 2016

By Yoohyun Jung •  Arizona Daily Star

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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