Hello prospective college students of America I’ve got right now you’re going through something like this the cost of college is anywhere from 10,000 of forty thousand dollars a year. I can’t afford this am not made out of money. Of course you’re not humans are made of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus and in my case here gel and I bet you think financial aid isn’t for you right.
Yeah the only people qualified either geniuses are people so broke that got malls in their pockets. Nope that’s a straight-up myth. Nearly everyone qualifies for financial aid and all you gotta do is fill out the FAFSA. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the government loves across as much as I do and filling it out is really important. Every year students miss out on millions of dollars that could help them cover the cost of college just because they don’t fill out the FAFSA.
First of all aid is not only based on your parents income they take several factors from the form you fill out and crunch the numbers. Yeah like the size of your family the age oldest parent. Another thing my age I’m way too old I graduated from high school a few years ago. They’ve never helped me now. Actually you can apply no matter how old you are as long as you’re not dead. No matter your age race or even if your parents are undocumented immigrants you totally can and should apply for aid.
I know one thing that would disqualify me my grades are bad we can’t be that bad. No they’re literally bad, it doesn’t matter. Mediocre high school grades do not disqualify you in fact most federal student aid programs don’t even take grades into account. You don’t need any particular high school GPA to fill out the FAFSA. You just gotta fill out the form how hard is that. It doesn’t matter I’m busy applying to colleges I don’t have time to fill out some long crazy forms, well let’s us ask the expert. Many humans think I’m terrifying they’re right, but I’m not bad scary. You can transfer tax information from the IRS directly onto me now. It only takes about 30 minutes they just need a little info about you and your parents. What if I support myself well you may still be considered dependent but either way FAFSA will be your guide.
So I do this and get free money? You could financially does include grants and scholarships also known as free money but it also includes work-study programs and low-interest loans and federal loans. Federal loans can be way better than private loans for one thing when it’s time to repay their flexible repayment options. There’s the catch these loans must have crazy rate hikes, no the rate never goes up the only thing you’ll be hiking is the mountain of your dreams. So if you’re applying for college today fill out the FAFSA. Filling out the FAFSA is the single most important thing you can do to get financial aid by submitting your also applying for funds from your state and possibly your school as well. You can submit as early as October. You can do it right now so trust me you’ve got nothing to lose and a whole bunch to gain and after you do on the hardest part of college picking out the cheesy poster for your dorm room wall.