New FAFSA app makes it easier to apply for college money, but don't wait
Applying for financial aid for college just got easier for parents and students.
FAFSA, short for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the form that colleges and universities use to determine eligibility for financial aid.
Now the form is available on an app called My Student Aid. It allows you to file the FAFSA on smartphones and tablets and now is the time to get those forms in.
Make sure you don’t miss out on financial aid that can make college more affordable. According to the National College Access Network, only 61 percent of high school seniors file a FAFSA, leaving $24 billion in unclaimed federal aid on the table every year.