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15 Financial Aid Questions You Need to Ask

15 Financial Aid Questions You Need to Ask

What to ask to get the information you need.

By Carrie Greenberg and Mark Kantrowitz
Published August 16, 2017
What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

It's time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don't worry, it's easier than you think! Before you sit down to complete the form, make sure ...

Fastweb Staff
Published August 16, 2017
What’s Next for Simplifying the FAFSA?

What’s Next for Simplifying the FAFSA?

Everyone wants to simplify the FAFSA -- what could be next?

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published July 26, 2017
10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

10 FAFSA Mistakes that Affect Financial Aid

Avoid frustration with the FAFSA by being prepared.

Fastweb Staff
Published June 23, 2017
How Do I Become Independent on the FAFSA If I Am Under Age 24?

How Do I Become Independent on the FAFSA If I Am Under Age 24?

Do you qualify as an independent student? Find out.

The Fastweb Team
Published June 8, 2017
Reminder: 2016-2017 Federal FAFSA Deadline is Approaching

Reminder: 2016-2017 Federal FAFSA Deadline is Approaching

ALERT: The federal deadline to submit your FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year is June 30, 2017.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 17, 2017
How to Deal if Your Parents Won't Pay

How to Deal if Your Parents Won't Pay

They may support you in every other way, but unfortunately, they can't always afford to pay for school.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 1, 2017
Online FAFSA Tool Disabled: Creates Complications for Students

Online FAFSA Tool Disabled: Creates Complications for Students

IRS Data Retrival tool pulled from site; unavailable until October.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published April 6, 2017
Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid making these mistakes when you file the FAFSA this year.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published March 29, 2017
Federal Financial Aid and the Independent Student

Federal Financial Aid and the Independent Student

Are you considered an independent student? Find out.

By The Fastweb Team
Published March 18, 2017
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

There's one very important celebration that takes place all month long that you may have overlooked...Financial Aid Awareness Month!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 1, 2017
2017 - 2018 Financial Aid Deadlines

2017 - 2018 Financial Aid Deadlines

We've got you covered with a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published January 5, 2017
Financial Aid Award Packages Arriving Early

Financial Aid Award Packages Arriving Early

Filling out the FAFSA early has its benefits.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published January 3, 2017
After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You’ve Submitted Yours

After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You’ve Submitted Yours

Once you've submitted your FAFSA, you may have questions or changes to the document. Here's what you should expect and how to make edits.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 5, 2016
Why Should I Complete the FAFSA?

Why Should I Complete the FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: free government money to help you pay for school!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 5, 2016
FAFSA Checklist

FAFSA Checklist

Trust us, if you do have the necessary information on hand, filling out the form will become much simpler.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published December 5, 2016
What Do YOU Think of the New FAFSA?

What Do YOU Think of the New FAFSA?

Find out whether the new changes are paying off for students.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published November 29, 2016
The New FAFSA: What’s In It for You?

The New FAFSA: What’s In It for You?

Benefits of the new FAFSA release date -- October 1.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published September 28, 2016
It’s In Your Best Interest to Act on FAFSA Changes, Even If Your College Isn’t Changing Deadlines

It’s In Your Best Interest to Act on FAFSA Changes, Even If Your College Isn’t Changing Deadlines

Take advantage of this year's FAFSA changes, regardless of whether or not the school you're applying to or attending is updating their financial aid deadlines.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published August 2, 2016
FAFSA Deadline Approaching!

FAFSA Deadline Approaching!

Online applications for FAFSA must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30!

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 12, 2016