How Do I Qualify for Federal Financial Aid?. By Filing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) NEVER PAY TO FILE FAFSA : IT IS ALWAYS FREE Created By Lue Healy, Effingham County High School. Why Do I Need to file FAFSA?.
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How Do I Qualify for Federal Financial Aid?
(Free Application for
Federal Student Aid)
NEVERPAY TO FILE FAFSA :IT IS ALWAYS FREE
Created By Lue Healy, Effingham County High School
If you are determined to be eligible for Federal Aid by filing FAFSA, you may be eligible to receive:
NEVERPAY TO FILE
FAFSA is FREE!
(However in about 99% of the cases, a high school student will need to report parental income. )
The federal government cannot assume responsibility for helping everyone. While your parents don’t HAVE to help you with college expenses, the government still considers you their child and takes their income into consideration when figuring how much help you need for college.
It is quite difficult to be considered independent for financial aid purposes even if you are emancipated!
Did you answer “yes” to any of these questions?
If so, you are considered an independent student!
If you answered “no” to every question, then for financial aid purposes, you must provide your parent’s information if you want to be considered for financial aid.
While this does not mean that your step-parent has to give you any financial assistance, his or her income gives significant information about the family’s total financial picture.
You need to file FAFSA and then contact your FAA (Financial Aid Administrator) at your college to discuss any adjustments that might be made in your financial aid package!