College Guidance

General FAFSA Info

 

FAFSA

FREE Application for Federal Student Aid

www.fafsa.ed.gov

What is this? And WHY do I need it?

It is the FREE application, completed online, to qualify for Federal Grants (that you don’t pay back) and/or low interest loans (that you pay back after college graduation).

This form is ALSO required by most college to qualify for their private monies.

SO

  1. GO TO:  www.fafsa.ed.gov
  2. Complete this for free in about 45 minutes
  3. You will need your parent’s helps and tax info (Click here for a list of items you will need to complete this)

 

WHEN can I start?

This form is open and available to you beginning Oct. 1, 2018

 

WHEN should I complete it and WHAT’s the big deal?

Complete and submit to your schools of choice by THEIR “priority deadline”, usually February 15 or March 1.

Money is given on a first come first serve basis.  SO the early bird gets the worm!

 

Got questions?

Attend Grayson College FAFSA Night Oct. 23, at 6 p.m.

Call our local college’s financial aid office, they want to help families no matter where you plan to attend college

Grayson College – (903-463-8794

Austin College – (903) 813-2000