Are any of you college students, or individuals who are thinking of going back to school for that degree? Then one thing you need to think of is FINANCIAL AID....aghhhh....the dreaded part of anyone's experience with college. When I was in college, I had to go to a pre-meeting about FAFSA (Which is your free application for federal student aid), then fill all the paperwork out by hand, and then mail it in. A long process for the chance to get money from the government. Now, they make things so much easier!!! You can fill out your entire FAFSA application online! Yeah, FAFSA Online, who thought of such a marvelous idea?
The website starts you with a free walk through and tutorial so you know what you are doing every step of the way. Take it from someone who knows, the application when you are doing it by yourself can be difficult. The site also has a 9 page guide that gives additional insights about maximizing your federal financial aid....I totally wish I had this! When I decide to go back to school, I will definitely using this website.
How do you like secrets?!? FAFSA Online has 9...yes, 9 of them! Here's a hint for you! Secret #8 "Test Drive the FAFSA". This is where you can prepare a planning sheet before you actual file your FAFSA so there are no mistakes and such when actually submitting your application!!!! This is also known as FASFA.