Paying for College

When to Apply for Financial Aid


Filing financial aid forms can be one of the trickiest parts of the entire college application process. At least, that's what 33 percent of parents and students said on our annual College Hopes & Worries survey. A little bit of research and planning can help to untangle these forms, but don't get distracted by the complicated paperwork! Knowing when to file is also an important part of the process. To get you started, here's a look at what can impact the timing of your financial aid forms and when would be best for you to submit.

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