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Is it FAFSA time yet?

January is the month that many families file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Their is no fee to file and the main thing parents and students need to know about the FAFSA is that to meet most college financial aid priority deadlines (Feb 1-Mar 1), they will need to file an estimated FAFSA initially. Most families estimate using their prior year tax return unless there has been a significant change in income. After that, parents can correct the FAFSA as soon as they have completed their new return.

Do I list scholarships as income on the FAFSA?

As parents and students correct FAFSA's after completing their tax returns a they often wonder if they should be claiming the scholarships they won as income on the FAFSA. The good news is that you do not claim scholarships as income on the FAFSA unless you claim them as income on your federal tax return. Most scholarships are not claimed as income on a US tax return because they are being used by a degree seeking student to pay costs for enrollment in a degree program.