FAFSA Guides and Resources
How Do Retirement Savings Impact FAFSA? And Other Common FAFSA Questions
October 13, 2021 | ACO Staff Writers
There are a lot of factors that influence FAFSA. Here, we answer top questions about the FAFSA application.
When Do I Need to Complete the FAFSA to Meet College Deadlines?
October 1, 2021 | Genevieve Carlton
Find out when you need to apply for the FAFSA. Here, we outline important deadlines and application steps.
Does Having a Parent in College Affect FAFSA?
September 29, 2021 | Genevieve Carlton
Filling out the FAFSA can be challenging. Here, we answer questions about filing under independent and dependent student status.
Should I Fill Out the FAFSA If I Have a High EFC?
September 27, 2021 | Sarah Gardam
Everyone should complete the FAFSA, even if they have a high EFC. Here, we discuss the FAFSA, EFC, income and assets, and more.
What are the Differences Between the FAFSA and the CSS Profile?
September 3, 2021 | Staff Writers
Prospective and current college students can use the FAFSA application to determine their eligibility for federal financial aid. Another popular financial aid form includes the CSS Profile, which 400 colleges...
How Would a Gap Year Affect Financial Aid and FAFSA?
September 17, 2021 | Sarah Gardam
High school graduates are increasingly taking a year off from school before starting college. According to The Hechinger Report, about 16% of high school seniors in 2020 intended to take a gap year before starting college. This unusually high percentage reflects many learners' hesitance to begin college online during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic makes […]
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