Financial Aid Guide

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It is important to learn how to apply for financial aid since it’s an essential part of your college admissions journey. In the 2021-22 school year, undergraduates and graduate students received about $234.6 billion in financial aid. However, every year over $2 billion go unclaimed because some students eligible for federal student aid do not complete the FAFSA. This guide will help you understand some financial aid basics to empower you as a consumer.

Your first step to apply for financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). If you have also applied to private colleges, you might have to submit the CSS PROFILE too. Both applications are available on October 1 each year. Check out these frequently asked questions below.

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