Tips for Applying
Tips for Applying -- Simplify the Process!
Although it might seem daunting at first, applying for financial aid doesn't have to be difficult. It just takes a little planning and organization to make it a less stressful process. Listed below are some useful tips that will help to make applying for aid, at any school, a more pleasant experience.
(The first nine tips were prepared by the College Board. The College Board is a national nonprofit membership association whose mission is to prepare, inspire, and connect students to college and opportunity. To view more general information concerning financial aid and preparing for college, visit the College Board website.)
1. Apply early
Don't wait until you get a college acceptance letter to apply for aid, or chances are most grants and scholarships will be gone. If you're applying to college early, your financial aid deadlines will also be early -- usually in October or November. If you're applying regular decision, your financial aid deadlines usually fall in February.
2. Figure out what forms you need to complete
Most colleges requir