Reminder to Complete Your FAFSA

We understand that this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) rollout created stress and confusion for students and their families. The FAFSA was released later than in past years because of changes to the form as part of the FAFSA Simplification Act.

That being said, completing the FAFSA is the best way to maximize your financial aid package. If you have not yet done so, there is still some time to submit your FAFSA to Meredith College. We encourage you to complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Why Does the FAFSA matter?

The FAFSA is your guide to exactly what kind of funding you qualify for: grants, loans, parent loans, and work study. Even if you don’t think your family will need to take advantage of these resources, knowing they’re available is always a good practice. It never hurts to keep your options open.

In general, the FAFSA is how college financial aid offices determine whether a student qualifies for some types of scholarships, and all types of need-based federal, state, and college grants. Filling out the FAFSA gives you and your family a baseline for financing your college education. And if you have funding in place for the fall and spring semesters, completing the current year’s FAFSA may open up aid options for you in the summer.

Tips for Completing the FAFSA

If you have difficulties completing their application, please contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center. It’s open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Also be sure to include Meredith’s school code 002945 when you and your parents complete the FAFSA to ensure our Office of Financial Aid can view your data for eligibility.

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