The Best FAFSA Advice and Resources

Looking for FAFSA help? Well, we collected our best CollegeXpress advice and links to some of our favorite resources.

Make no mistake: the FAFSA is your free ticket to (potentially) free money for college and grad school. You have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain from spending the 30 minutes it takes to fill it out. Time is of the essence too; students who file ASAP on or after October 1 get twice as much money on average, because those dollars are first come, first served. So what are you waiting for? Oh, you’re waiting for help? Sure thing—we collected our best FAFSA advice on CollegeXpress, plus links to some of our other favorite resources. Check it all out below!

CollegeXpress FAFSA help

Outside FAFSA resources

You'll find plenty of tips online for filing the FAFSA, but really, we find you won't need much. The Department of Education's website tackles a lot of the more complicated questions, and if your parents need more help, they're probably better off talking to a financial aid rep at your (intended) college and/or a professional financial advisor. But if you know of any killer financial aid advice or other resources we should check out, let us know by emailing feedback@collegexpress.com

Learn more about scholarships, grants, loans, and other ways to pay for college in our Financial Aid section. 

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