August 18, 2009
Do I need the FAFSA?
Yes, if you want the PLUS Loan, you need to fill out the FAFSA.
All Federal loans require the FAFSA to be filled out – this includes PLUS, Grad PLUS, Stafford and Perkins loans. Even many scholarships require the FAFSA.
Also, remember that financial aid is first-come, first server, so next year make sure you get it in early! File it in January if you can. If you need to make an amendment, that’s fine, but get it in early! Money is tighter than ever these days.