The window is open for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to secure funding for college. Regardless of your financial need, it is recommended that every family with a student entering college complete the FAFSA.
But the 100+ questions on the application can be intimidating, and supplying your financial information may require some assistance. Every high school is offering an evening FAFSA workshop to help guide you through the form, which can be filled out online or mailed. Check with your high school to find out when they are hosting their FAFSA night.
In the meantime, here are five tips to help you prepare for the application process.