College education can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be for everyone. Discover how you can gain the most benefits from the many forms of financial aid that we offer!
There are certain ways you can and your family can save that will increase your eligibility for financial aid. Do your research and find the best strategies that will help you qualify for the most student aid as possible.
Meet with a financial aid advisor.
There are ways to maximize the aid that is available from your college. Meet with an administrator that can point you in the right direction and make sure you’re not overlooking anything.
In order to qualify for all the financial aid forms offered to you as a student, it is important for you to file for it early! The earlier you apply for financial aid, the better chance you have of getting it.
Fill out the necessary forms completely.
Make sure your applications for all financial aid are filled out completely. Your information needs to be accurate on the FASFA and any other form that might be necessary to file with no missing information.
Document your claims.
When filing for financial aid, you should send in documentation of your claims such as tax forms, bills, etc. Giving specific reasons and numbers for your claim will benefit you.
Don’t lie on any forms with the intention of getting more financial aid. It is critical that the forms are accurate and hold the correct information so that you can make the most of the aid offered to you. You don’t want to be penalized for being dishonest!
Financial aid is a huge part of what makes a college education possible for students. Use these tips to gain the most out of the aid we offer. If you have any questions, feel free to call our financial aid office at (865) 251-1800.