FAFSA is one of the most important things you can do to get financial aid

1. There could be financial aid waiting for you

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to determine how much financial aid you are eligible to receive.

Students are often surprised at the type and amount of aid they receive after filing their FAFSA. The FAFSA can provide many options to lower your tuition cost, like federal, state, or SPU grants, federal low-cost and forgivable student loans, federal parent loans, and work-study.

2. You could qualify for more aid programs and scholarships

Many aid and scholarship programs use FAFSA information to determine eligibility.

3. The FAFSA can protect you in unexpected circumstances

We never know what the future holds. If difficult financial circumstances come up at any time, the FAFSA is the first step in receiving help. It’s a financial safety net!

4. Filing is free and easy

Filling out your FAFSA takes about 30 minutes. And those 30 minutes could save you thousands of dollars.

5. The sooner you file, the better

Money is awarded until it runs out, so the sooner you file your FAFSA, the better your chances of receiving higher amounts of aid when you need it.

Learn about filing your FAFSA – spu.edu/fafsa

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