2018-2019 FAFSA... Here we go
It's October 1st, which means I'm sitting at the computer and slogging my way through the FAFSA. My daughter is close at hand, bringing me her social security card, drivers license, and other necessary information. It's cloudy, dreary, and cold outside (in Colorado), so it's a perfect day to sit here with a warm cup of tea and try to figure this crap out. We've only just begun and I've already learned a few new things, that perhaps will help some other newbies:
1. You need to get an FSA ID. You can complete the FAFSA in the meantime, but will need to add that information later.
2. You can only add 10 colleges at a time to the FAFSA. Since my kid is applying to about 15, this worried me, until I did a bit more research. The recommendations I found suggest adding your in-state schools first, then add those with the earliest financial aid deadline. Later, after you recieve the Student Aid Report, you can delete those first 10 and add more.
Any other discoveries, frustrations, or recommendations for the 2018-2019 FAFSA?