Billions in Free Financial Aid Money Goes Unclaimed

University of Washington Campus. (Photo: KOMO News)

SEATTLE -- Anyone in the family headed to college next year? If so, now is the time to file the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) form. It's something that all too often slips through the cracks – and that can be very costly.

According to a new analysis by the website NerdWallet, the high school class of 2017 left as much as $2.3 billion in free federal grant money for college on the table by not completing the FAFSA form.

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm), we spoke to NerdWallet’s student loan expert Brianna McGurran. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

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