Because of the smaller classes and personal education, you might not think you can afford a private college education. You can. Last year, 100% of new, full-time undergraduate students received financial aid. You don't need to take a statistics course to know that's a great number.
Completing the FAFSA helps you get scholarships, grants, work-study and student loans. It only takes about 20 minutes, but it's totally worth it.
The earlier you complete the FAFSA, the better chance you have of maximizing your awards. Start getting the money you need for college — complete the FAFSA ASAP.
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Smarter U+ amounts are for students beginning in the 2022-23 academic year.
Start by going to FAFSA.gov. You'll want to apply for the 2022-23 FAFSA.
Make sure you have these 4 things handy:
Create an FSA ID if you don't have one. Write it down because you'll use it next year to renew your FAFSA. If your parents plan to provide info, they'll need an FSA ID, too.
It usually takes about 20 minutes to complete and it's worth every minute. Let's get started.
We found some great tips by the Department of Education.