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Can I apply for financial aid after submitting my college applications?

Hello everyone! I'm a high school junior and I'm planning to apply for financial aid, but I'm not sure when I should do it. Can I apply for financial aid after submitting my college applications, or should I do it at the same time? I'd appreciate any guidance on this!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great to see that you're thinking ahead about financial aid. In my experience with my own child, it's definitely possible to apply for financial aid after submitting your college applications. However, it's important to keep in mind the deadlines for each college's financial aid applications. Financial aid is often given on a first-come, first-served basis, so applying earlier can increase your chances of receiving aid. When my child was applying to colleges, we made sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after it became available on October 1st. Additionally, check with each of the colleges you're applying to for their specific financial aid requirements and deadlines, as some may require the CSS Profile or other financial aid forms. So, while you can apply for financial aid after submitting your college applications, I'd recommend starting the process as early as possible to maximize your chances. Best of luck with your applications! :)

9 months ago

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