Now Is The Time To Seek Financial Aid For College

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

It's what many say is almost as tedious as doing your taxes, filling out online financial aid applications. But this year advisors say it's not a good idea to procrastinate on your FAFSA.

Betty Westbrook, Associate Director of Financial Aid at East Carolina University, says they continue to see an increase in financial aid at ECU and that the best way to make sure you get everything you possibly can from the government is to get the application in early. She attributes the increase of people applying to the rough economy right now.

For help on your financial you can go to Pitt Community College this Saturday from 9 to 12 where experts will be there to help.


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  • by Mary Fallon Location: North Carolina on Feb 17, 2009 at 02:26 PM
    North Carolina's federal aid application deadline is 3/15 but lots of states have deadlines before that so don't delay. Aid competition is fierce. Consider getting student aid advice and FAFSA preparation help from paid professionals. Federal law allows paid professional FAFSA preparation, much like tax advisors help families prepare their taxes accurately and correctly to maximize their tax refunds. Choose a professional FAFSA preparer who has a good Better Business Bureau rating, uses people to review each answer to ensure accuracy, receives high ratings from past clients, and has the goal of making you eligible for the most aid possible. With the average student aid award of $9,500 at stake, help from a professional FAFSA preparer can relieve some of the stress of finding money for college.
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