Why File a FaFSA

FAFSA is the acronym for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is a form utilized for financial aid for college or graduate school. 

The main purpose of the FAFSA is to collect a student’s (and often his or her parents’) financial information to calculate something called the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is the amount that a family can reasonably afford to pay each year for higher education. To calculate the amount of financial aid a student receives, a school’s financial aid office will subtract the student’s EFC from the total cost of attendance (tuition plus living expenses).

 

HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD COMPLETE THIS FORM. . . .

✔The FAFSA is FREE

✔The FAFSA Determines if a Student Qualifies for Federal or State Gift Aid

✔The FAFSA is the 1st Step to Applying for Federal Student Loans.

✔Some Colleges Require that you file the FAFSA in order to apply for both their Need-Based and Merit-Based Scholarships and Grants. 

✔Occasionally, some schools reward students with FAFSAs on file with a specific gift aid award such as a small book or housing grant.

LEAF Offers FREE Services to Students and Families, and Individual Appointments to Help in the Financial Aid Process

Walk-in FAFSA Filing Help is available on Monday’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lakeland Community College, Room C-2047

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