Need money for college? You can get a head start on FAFSA this year

Unlike in years past, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted by students and families beginning October 1. This change allows students and families to begin the process of applying for grants, loans and scholarships earlier on.

“Marcia Weston with the N.C. State Education Assistance Authority and CFNC coordinator of the FAFSA Day program said that having an ‘October FAFSA filing date aligns the financial aid and college application process,

College Aid Changes Take Effect; Sessions Scheduled to Help Applicants

Applying for college is certainly an exciting time for students! Of course, along with the excitement comes the reality of having to pay for college. That’s why it is important that students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is key to qualifying for a variety of types of aid, including grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. It is used to determine both federal aid and that originating from both public and private schools.