With dozens of questions and plenty of unfamiliar financial vocabulary, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be intimidating. But succumbing to that intimidation is costly: delaying or skipping out on the FAFSA could cost you thousands in financial aid for college, and making mistakes on important questions could lead to hassles and more paperwork down the road.
Money is here to help. We teamed up with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to host a #FAFSAHelp Twitter chat Wednesday. Our financial aid experts answered questions from readers and—we hope—eased some of your filing anxieties.
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Here’s what the experts had to say.