Are you an adult considering college who needs financial help? Whether an adult student is enrolling in college for the first time or returning to school after a break, they should apply for federal student aid. Federal student aid can help a student of any age cover their education expenses. Adult students do often have misconceptions about their eligibility. Some of the more common myths are outlined below.
Don’t fall for it! Here are seven common mistakes applying for financial aid:
Not Completing the FAFSA
Students state all kinds of reasons: “The FAFSA is too hard,” “It takes too long to complete,” I never qualify anyway, so why does it matter.” It does matter. By not completing the FAFSA, students may be missing out on the opportunity to qualify for what could be thousands of dollars to help pay for college.
Not Being Prepared
The online FAFSA has gotten a lot easier over the last few years. But, the key to making the FAFSA simple is being prepared. Students can save a lot of time by gathering their information before they start the application.