If you think it’s likely you’ll be borrowing money to pay for college, but you aren’t a senior yet, check out FAFSA’s student aid forecaster at www.FAFSA4caster.ed.gov. You’ll be able to access a calculator that estimates the amount of student aid that you’re likely to qualify for.
HINT: It’s never too early to begin learning about the financial aid application process. Learn action steps that can help you and your parents begin preparing for the FAFSA.
College Preparation Checklist
In your senior year, it’s time to be proactive about applying. You can begin reviewing the FAFSA form to be sure you have the information needed.
Here’s a handy financial aid checklist to use during your senior year to stay on top of all the important deadlines.