I probably don’t qualify for aid. Should I apply for aid anyway?

Yes! Many students mistakenly think they don’t qualify for financial aid and prevent themselves from receiving any by simply failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid (i.e., Federal Unsubsidized Direct Stafford loans and Federal PLUS loans) that are available regardless of financial need. It’s free to apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need an FSA ID which you can apply for at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

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