Financial Aid Myths

Students and their families may come across several myths that are false when considering federal financial aid to help them pay for college. Don’t fall for these myths about federal aid:

Myth #1: My family makes too much money for me to qualify for aid
Myth #2: I need to file taxes before completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Myth #3: The FAFSA is too hard to fill out
Myth #4: My grades aren’t good enough for me to get aid
Myth #5: My ethnicity or age makes me ineligible for aid
Myth #6: I support myself, so I don’t have to include parent info on the FAFSA
Myth #7: I already completed the FAFSA so I don’t need to complete it again

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