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March Madness Approaches…

And we don’t mean basketball. It’s time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Many schools have first-come, first-served policies in place for their limited pools of aid money, and filing your FAFSA before the priority deadline will help ensure you receive the aid you are eligible for. For most 4-year colleges in Virginia, March 1st is the priority deadline, but be sure to check SCHEV’s list of financial aid deadlines because some schools (such as ODU and Radford) have earlier priority deadlines, while most 2-year colleges have later deadlines.

Even if you have missed the priority deadline for a school you are interested in, go ahead and send your completed FAFSA to them. A completed FAFSA is required for most federal and state financial aid programs, so even students who don’t think they will be eligible for federal grants should fill it out. Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to complete and file your application.


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