February 19 – 25 was proclaimed Financial Aid Awareness Week in North Carolina. The goal of the week is to raise awareness about the positive impact that financial aid can provide to students and families as they prepare to pay for college. In addition, schools and counties throughout the state are encouraging students to finish their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which is a critical first step in terms of obtaining financial aid.
There are four key reasons why finishing the FAFSA are critical for students and families. It helps to: