The clock is ticking for prospective college students to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Ancilla College Executive Director of Admissions Eric Wignall encourages anyone who may be considering college next year to fill out the FAFSA.
“There’s no age limit. There’s no income limit. You may not qualify for aid. You may make more money or your family make more money so you don’t qualify for the need-based scholarships, but the FAFSA is your way to get into the financial aid system,” Wignall said.
“It takes you about 20 minutes to fill this thing out. It’s online. It’s FAFSA-dot-gov. Don’t ever pay for filing a FAFSA form. Don’t fall for the dot-com trap. There’s no reason to do that.”
Students must complete a FAFSA each year. It is due March 10. Students who don’t complete the form will miss out on federal and state aid, including loans and scholarships. Ancilla College officials have scheduled four free FAFSA workshops this week at their Donaldson campus. Visit http://www.ancilla.edu/fafsa/ for a schedule and answers to several questions you may have about the college financial aid process.