Attention prospective students: Have you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? If not, get started this weekend!
Philadelphia University is offering an early FAFSA filer incentive. If you file your FAFSA by March 1, 2015 and list Philadelphia University’s school code (003354), you will receive an extra $1000 grant from the university! This award is renewable every year.
Here are a few quick reminders:
The FAFSA has the word “free” in it, so make sure you visit www.fafsa.ed.gov (http://www NULL.fafsa NULL.ed NULL.gov/) to complete your FAFSA. Do not use a .com site. If the site wants to charge you to file, leave fast.
Over 80% of the FAFSA answers can be found on the 1040 form. So, you should file or estimate your taxes before starting the FAFSA.
Don’t think you will qualify?—file anyway! PhilaU uses FAFSA information to consider you for need based and non-need based aid. Even if you only receive Federal Student Loans, these loans often carry lower interest rates than private loans.
Don’t forget to add PhilaU as a FAFSA recipient. Philadelphia University’s school code is 003354.
Still want more help? FAFSA provides excellent advice on Twitter (https://twitter NULL.com/FAFSA) and Facebook (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/FederalStudentAid). We also found this great article on Buzzfeed: Five Reasons to Fill Out the FAFSA (http://www NULL.buzzfeed NULL.com/arneduncan/five-reasons-to-fill-out-the-fafsa-ecm4). If you have any questions about filing the FAFSA, please email FinancialAid@philau.edu (financialaid null@null philau NULL.edu).