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October 9, 2017

College students: Submit FAFSA every year

  • Here are three reasons filling it out each year can help you pay for college.
  • By ANNA HELHOSKI
    NerdWallet

    College-bound high school seniors are the most likely targets for nagging about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. But the message is just as important for returning college students.

    Students must submit the FAFSA to access federal financial aid — grants, scholarships, work-study and federal loans — as well as certain state and institutional aid each year they're in school. Yet, returning college students aren't achieving the same pace of completions as their freshman counterparts, colleges say.


     
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