For folks who wish to start a college degree at a university of their choice can now afford to breathe easy, as it will be much easier to apply for financial aid in 2011. With the cuts in financial aid, thanks to a lagging economy, one can still find satisfaction in the fact that the applications for financial aid will be much easier to fill out among other reasons.
Here are an additional three reasons why finding in financial aid in 2011 will be easier than previous years:
Reason #1: Free Assistance
Several state and charity programs as well as College Goal Sunday are now sending several volunteers to colleges, schools, libraries and community centers to help people fill FAFSAs in the first three months of the year. Of course, you be rest-assured that you can help with your questions when you meet these volunteers.
Reason #2: Lesser questions
For one, the earlier FAFSA forms had several confusing questions on them, which will be done away with from this year onwards. At another level altogether, the Department of Education has now said that it will take two weeks to populate tax information on the FAFSA thus giving decision makers the required information to proceed with the application as they deem fit.
Reason #3: Free web tools
With a lot of rubbish on the web that claims to assist you with increasing your chances of getting financial aid, there are several legitimate resources that are available at this link.