College is a big deal. So is paying for it. Remember to apply for financial aid after submitting your Puget Sound application!

Higher education is a big investment; that's why it's important to have a strong understanding of your finances and how to pay for college. We know the process may be overwhelming, so we're here to help you—from understanding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to deadlines and everything between!

You've probably been hearing about FAFSA a lot as you apply for college. So what exactly is it?

FAFSA is the Free Application for Student Aid, and it's a form you need to fill out to get any aid from the federal government to help pay for college. It's free and you don't need anyone to prepare it for you. The form needs to be submitted before each academic year to determine your aid eligibility.

If you don't file your FAFSA, you won't qualify for most financial aid. That's why it's so important to file each year! Remember to submit your FAFSA as soon as you can in order to get the best shot as getting the most assistance.

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