Happy October 1st! FAFSA opens October 1st, 2020, and closes March 2nd, 2021.

The FAFSA application process can be confusing and a bit scary, but it is important that you fill it out as soon as possible! Many families have suffered economically during the coronavirus pandemic and may have to take extra steps to qualify for maximum help. 

Please make sure you apply as early as possible! Many families have suffered economically during the coronavirus pandemic and may have to take extra steps to qualify for maximum help. 

According to a New York Times article, “completing the form early is always a good idea in order to meet varying deadlines for scholarships. But this year, college students or prospective applicants who have been affected by the pandemic may need to submit extra documents to their colleges.

The more you know about the FAFSA application process, the more you can help others. 

Download our easy-to-follow guide that clearly explains the FAFSA process and answers the most common questions from low-income students and parents.

If you prefer a checklist and timeline, check out uAspire’s FAFSA Checklist:

We also have these two super helpful videos: 

This video gives an overview of the FAFSA and the role it plays in the financial aid process.

 

 

This video reviews the information you’ll need to gather and offers tips for completing the FAFSA. This checklist can help you keep track of the information to collect.

 

 

Resources provided by: 

uAspire, Form Your Future, and National College Access Network