It is often a misconception that only people that NEED financial assistance should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. When in fact everyone that is going to college should complete this important form. Even if your student will not qualify for need based grants or scholarships the majority of colleges which include ALL state schools require you to fill out the FAFSA to receive academic, athletic, or merit based scholarships. Every scholarship or grant that a student earns goes through the Financial Aid office at your institution. Therefore in order to receive this money you have to fill out the FAFSA and receive your EFC (Expected Family Contribution. Click here to read about other myths regarding the FAFSA.
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