Understanding College Financial Aid: What You Need to Know

During the 2021-2021 FAFSA application cycle, 17.8 million forms were completed. Whether you’re a student or parent, you’re probably wondering about the application process and what’s involved. It’s important to have a firm understanding of what financial aid is, exactly. “Financial aid” is a blanket term for any funds provided by a private lender, educational […]

What Is FAFSA, and How Do You Qualify?

Anyone looking for federal student aid must complete the FAFSA form. You don’t have to pay to complete it, as it’s free. Additionally, you’ll have access to different forms of financial aid as you pursue higher education. But what does FAFSA stand for? FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Most colleges and […]

Here’s What You Need to Know About the FAFSA Simplification Act

During the 2020-2021 FAFSA application cycle, 17.8 million FAFSAs were submitted. If you’re planning on applying for the first time, you may have heard about the FAFSA Simplification Act. Starting during the 2024-2025 award year, the FAFSA Simplification Act will change the way federal aid is provided to students. This might make parents, guardians, and […]