Getting College Scholarships & Grants

To begin your search for College Scholarships for your young adult who will be attending college…. you need to know this acronym:

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

This should be your first step toward obtaining financial aid.

The FAFSA will open the door for most of those lucrative grants.

Remember a grant does not have to be paid back like a student loan does.

And most Universities and Colleges across the country participate in the FAFSA.

Here are 4 things to know before you start your search:

1. Parents of any income level can fill out the FAFSA.

2. You will need your Social Security number.

3. Tax returns or W2’s if your taxes are not done.

4. The names of schools you want to send it to.

To start the process, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Remember that colleges take your FAFSA and grant financial aid on a first come, first serve basis.

So take what you’ve learned today, and get your FAFSA application in as early as possible.

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