FAFSA frustrations? Financial aid expert online Thursday to answer questions
Financial aid deadlines vary college to college, but many require students to file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this month or next -- and, unfortunately, that means extra stress for many parents and students.
Just how frustrating is the annual experience? This week I filtered through Twitter to read anything related to the FAFSA, including this tweet Wednesday afternoon: "Just finished my FAFSA; would rather blind myself with a spork than do that again."
I am sure the tweeter is just being dramatic (oh, let's hope), but she has a point. Filing federal paperwork of any sort can be frustrating -- and I am sure you have questions about the process, so that's what we will discuss on this week's Campus Overload Live.
Starting at 1 p.m/ Thursday, I will be online to answer questions with Mark Kantrowitz, a leading financial aid expert and the publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org. Mark has written three books about financial aid, including "Secrets to Winning a Scholarship." Please send us your questions now!
And, after the jump, you can read a bunch more FAFSA-related tweets that caught my eye.
| February 23, 2011; 6:20 PM ET
Tags: Campus Overload Live, FAFSA
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