Learn what happens if you miss your school, state, or federal FAFSA deadline.
You’ll have a better chance at receiving money for college if you avoid several common mistakes when filling out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Such mistakes include not completing the form on time, not filling it out correctly, or forgetting to sign and submit.
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid provides around $112 billion in federal student aid. But students may miss out. Our FY 2021 Annual Report found that only about 61% of high school students submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form between October 2020 and September 2021. So, let’s bust myths!