I'm no longer a big fan of the monthly financial to do list. This year it's just been too much pressure to keep up. Hey don't judge me.☺ I still however have some notifications that find their way to my inbox. The latest was the
October 1, 2019 is the Open Date for the new 2020–21 FAFSA form.
I know, you're sitting there saying, "But I have plenty of time." Yes and No. According to Edvisors.com study, students who file the FAFSA in the first three months receive more than double the grant money. Keep in mind that federal aid is not distributed on a first come first served basis however, some state aid is based on first come first serve.
Remember even if you file early you can always update your form or appeal it. Federal Student Aid has as an entire section just for updates.
If you're not sure how to get started or need a little more info check out:
NERDWALLET'S FAFSA GUIDE
How to Get Free Money for College
Wishing the best in all you do.
CNBC Make It posted an article on FAFSA today: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/01/a-step-by-step-guide-to-completing-the-fafsa.html