“The federal government provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds to students each year. In order to get that money, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called the FAFSA.
Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.”
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Application Deadline:
Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2013. However, in this case the early birds DO get the best worms… @_@ Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 24, 2013.
TIP: Students should check with their respective school counselor or financial aid administrator; additional form may be required.