Making Sense of FAFSA


By Katie McCaskey

Here’s a riddle almost every college student in America faces: How can I pay for college and earn a degree while taking on the least amount of future-crippling debt?

Of course, a big part of managing your upcoming debt load is to fill out and submit the FAFSA. For anyone that doesn’t know that’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you visit the FAFSA website you may find it cluttered and confusing.

That’s where the free “FAFSA Help Guide E-Book” comes to the rescue. Produced by the Student Loan Network, a college lender, it breaks down the entire form, question-by-question, explaining everything in simple terms.

Some of the questions answered:

  • Who is considered a dependent?
  • What information is needed for an independent student?
  • Where do I send the FAFSA?
  • Where can I find more information?

This e-Book is extraordinarily clear. I wish it had been available when I was filling out the FAFSA. Hope it helps you!


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