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Your FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is your gateway to all things financial aid. It can unlock access to federal student loans, as well as state and institution-based grants and scholarships.
Let's take a look at how FAFSA works, and how you can get it to work for you.
As if the process of choosing and applying to colleges isn't hard enough, along comes the FAFSA form. There are tons of benefits to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but that doesn't mean it's a simple process.
In fact, at NitroCollege, we've got a whole section of our blog and a downloadable e-book dedicated to things you should know about filling out your FAFSA form. And one thing that makes the FAFSA even less straightforward is parent marital status when your parents are divorced or unmarried.
Are you concerned that your financial aid award doesn't reflect your current financial circumstances? If so, you're not alone.
If that’s the position you’re in, there is something you can do about it. Let’s look at how to work with your school’s financial aid office, and then discuss the four times you should definitely appeal your financial aid award.