FAFSA Help & Key Information
Filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by the appropriate deadline will ensure you will receive prompt consideration for financial help so you can make the best college choice for your youth. The FAFSA is a complicated form with more than 200 fields, and the potential for errors is very high. We have years of experience in filing the FAFSA for parents to ensure the most efficient processing of the application. Click HERE to view, print, or download the Data Form we will require along with your payment. If you would like help, please follow these three key steps:
Step 1 - Determine Deadlines
Although many college financial aid due dates are actually after the dates listed below, please observe these dates as they generally cover all types of colleges.
NOTE: Certain private schools will also require a CSS profile due March 1. Please click on the following link to see if a school on your list does require it:
List of schools that require a CSS profile
If a CSS profile is needed, there is a separate $65 fee to handle this for you. For schools with a CSS profile due by February 1 (such as USC and George Washington University), we must receive your FAFSA data form no later than January 20 to assist you in filing both.
For parents of students entering/attending a four-year university:
Parents of Fall 2013 Freshmen:
The FAFSA should be filed between Jan 1 and Feb 1.
If you want us to assist you, please submit your data form to us no later than January 20 to meet this deadline.
Parents of Continuing University Students:
The FAFSA should be filed between Feb 1 and Mar 31.
If you want us to assist you, please submit your data form to us no later than March 20 to meet this deadline.
Parents of ALL community college students:
The FAFSA should be filed between February 1 and February 28 optimally. If you want us to assist you, please submit your data form to us before the end of February.