Why does figuring out how to pay for college feel so confusing?
For one thing, there’re special words and terms that don’t mean anything to most people. “Grant,” “forgivable loan,” “verification,” “adjusted gross income,” “EFC,” “SAR,” and “COA,” just to name a few.
More importantly, there's a lot of wrong/incomplete info out there!
What is really infuriating is that even when you do the hard work to try to find the basic information you need, like your state’s deadline for receiving the FAFSA, you can be misled.
Take a look at this example from the Department of Education and the Iowa College Student Aid Commission:
The Dept. of Education shows Iowa’s FAFSA deadline as July 1, 2019:
BUT the FAFSA deadline for Iowa's “All Iowa Opportunity Scholarship” is clearly shown as March 1, 2019 on the State Commission website:
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