Every student that wants to get a US grant for college should know what the first thing that he needs to do is. Filling in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the first thing that needs to be done before applying for US grants for college or career school. There is over $150 billion available for grants, loans and funds every year, but filling in the FAFSA is the first step to getting the grant. With FAFSA you can check if you are eligible for getting that financial support for your college.
Filling in, completing and sending the FAFSA is very easy and quick. The best thing about it is that it gives you an opportunity to look into the biggest group of US grants and find one for you and use it for college or career school. The colleges and schools use your FAFSA application to check your eligibility for the US grant and to see if you are qualified for receiving the financial aid.
There are many students who for different reasons don’t fill in the FAFSA application and think that they wouldn’t get a US grant even if they did fill it in. Don’t let these people make you sad and make you not want to apply too. Their reasons are usually that their parents have pretty high monthly incomes, so he wouldn’t be qualified to receive a grant, or that he has low school grades, and grants are given only to students with high grades, or that the FAFSA application is not understandable and hard to be filled in. There are even some that think that they are too old to apply for a US grant. These reasons can easily be named myths, there is no reason at all why you shouldn’t fill in the FAFSA application.
The FAFSA is available for application every January, but the deadlines are different for different types of programs. So, the best thing you should do is fill the FAFSA as soon as it becomes available so you won’t miss any type of grant and the deadlines.
If you are wondering how to fill in the FAFSA, there are different ways available for you. You can go online on fafsa.gov because it’s fast, easy and you won’t use paper. If you think you are better with pen and paper, then you can download a FAFSA application in a PDF format or order one. Many schools have the possibility of filling the FAFSA in the school. They use special software and manage to submit the application on your behalf.
This is not the only step in the process of getting a US grant. After your FAFSA application is processed you will get an Expected Family Contribution which the college or career school needs in order to find out how much money in the form of a financial support you can get.