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FAFSA Facts (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

By University of Montevallo


Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step to receiving financial aid for college! The Office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in grants, work-study funds and loans each year. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid available to pay for college. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for aid.

Students and parents are invited to stop by the UM Student Aid Office anytime for free FAFSA preparation assistance. The 2018–2019 FAFSA launched on October 1, 2017 and can be found online at www.fafsa.gov. Students may also pick up paper worksheets in the UM Student Financial Aid Office located on the 2nd floor of Palmer Hall. The FAFSA asks for income and tax information from two years prior. Students and parents will report their 2016 income and tax information, which means you don’t need to wait until your returns from 2017 are filed before filing the FAFSA.

 

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