Complete the FAFSA (Parents'/Caregivers')
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is necessary to qualify for nearly all student loans and college scholarships. Making mistakes on or leaving information out of the FAFSA could delay your child’s application and possibly make him or her lose out on some financial aid for school.
The directions for the FAFSA are written from the perspective of the student. “You” refers to your child, not to the parents. Remembering this can help you avoid many mistakes when completing the form.