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Who Qualifies for Federal College Aid?

Believe it or not, the federal government of the United States is the single largest source for financial aid for students, with over 70% of all such funds stemming from this lone source. By tapping into every available resource, you will be able to get a hold your fair share.

The feds look at the “Need Factor” from a certain perspective.  They take the COA (the cost of attendance) and subtract the EFC (expected family contribution). That number equals the “Need”.  If your EFC is more than what your school of choice is going to cost, you won’t be getting any financial aid.

Thus far, we have deciphered that your schooling of choice has to cost more than you can afford in order for you to qualify for financial aid.  Next, we are going to cut that down another notch or two.

In order to qualify for federal financial aid, you must fall into one of the following categories:

  • a United States Citizen
  • a U.S. National (including natives of American Samoa or Swain’s Island)
  • a U.S. permanent resident with an Alien Registration Card (either an I-151,I-551, or I-551-C)
  • an eligible non-citizen with an I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

So, have you learned a bit so far? Good.

Now we’re going to explore the avenues to get such federal aid for a college education:

With the billions and billions of federal dollars available each year, it’s going to be tough to sort through all of the paperwork and red tape involved in the process, right?

Wrong!

All you need is one name- FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and one coordinating website: www.fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm .This one website offers one simple application to plug you into every available recourse for college aid.  As long as you fall into the above criteria and you’ve picked out your college, you’re well on your way to the only financial aid website you’ll ever need.

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