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College Bound? Time to Submit Your FAFSA

October means it’s time to find free money for college and find out how much additional financial aid you may qualify for by submitting the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid.

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    FAFSA Applications Open Oct. 1

    Unlock the College Financial Aid You Need Starting Oct. 1

    Unlock the College Financial Aid You Need Starting Oct. 1

    Despite the headlines, college is still the surest path toward better lifelong earnings. But a degree is far more likely to pay off if you haven't borrowed a small fortune to get it. Those who submit their FAFSA early stand the best chance of getting more free money for school.

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    2023-24 FAFSA Checklist

    Your FAFSA Checklist

    Your FAFSA Checklist

    Find the description that matches your citizenship and dependency status to figure out which documents you will need to fill out the FAFSA for the 2023-24 school year. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible for federal aid.

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    Your Guide to Financial Aid

    Your Guide to Financial Aid

    Financial aid includes free money like grants, scholarships and work-study, as well as government loans that you repay. You’re likely to end up with a combination of sources, but you should always maximize all free aid before turning to loans. If you do borrow, choose federal loans before private options.

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