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, which helps students to streamline their college preparation activities.'”
Read complete article in the Winston-Salem Journal.