The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, as it is commonly called, is the essential first-step in applying for Federal loans and aid. Properly completing the application is daunting, even to those not usually intimidated by accounting and root canals. It is long, arduous and complicated. However, it is definitely worth the pain and effort. Successfully completing the application can literally mean thousands of dollars in college assistance.
Fortunately, there is personalized and free FAFSA assistance right here in Guilford County. This Saturday, February 19th, FAFSA experts will be available at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown. This free service is provided by the College Foundation of North Carolina. Pre-registration is necessary at CFNC.org.
The deadline for applying for many colleges is March 1st so don't tarry. Make this the weekend that you master the FAFSA.