The month of January is winding down, which means the days are rapidly ticking away until tax the dreaded tax filing deadline (AKA April 15). If you are planning to apply for financial aid, however, you have even less time than you may think. That is because you can not complete your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, until you have your and/or your family’s federal tax return in hand.
So, while you busily scurrying around searching for receipts and calculating itemized deductions, you might also want to start figuring out what you will need to complete your FAFSA. If that sounds to daunting to deal with just yet, take five. Five minutes that is. I found this great five-minute video on You Tube, which is the perfect introduction to completely your FAFSA.
Do you have questions about your FAFSA? Leave them in our comments section and I’ll be sure to address them in future blog posts. And stay tuned to this space for more tips on how to complete your FAFSA (without ever breaking a sweat). I’ll be starting that on-line workshop this weekend, with a checklist of all the important documents you need to file your FAFSA.