5 Places To Hunt For Free College Financial Aid Help [EXCERPT]

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The federal government is one place to look for free help. Read the full article to find out the others!

For our “featured article,” we usually talk about how this blog isn’t the only place where you can find great content from SALT™—and then we shuttle you off to saltmoney.org.

But now, this blog and saltmoney.org aren’t the only places you can hear from us. That’s because our parent company, American Student Assistance® (ASA), has taken over the U.S. News education blog The Student Loan Ranger. And it’s bringing along some of our contributors (including myself and Betsy Mayotte) to take part.

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For our first post, ASA’s Allesandra Lanza channels her 20 years of student loan experience to highlight five places you can find free help with financial aid. (Remember: Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to get help for college.) Check out the excerpt below, and then click through to read the entire article.

The clock is ticking for college-bound students and families to apply for grants, scholarships and loans for the upcoming academic year. If you find the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, intimidating, you’re not alone.

Families must fill out the FAFSA every year with their financial information, which is used to determine their eligibility for financial aid, including federally subsidized grants and loans and other sources of financial aid. It’s an important first step in paying for college.

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