Let Parros College Planning help you make your filing process accurate and fast so you can have peace of mind that your eligibility for financial aid is the best it can be.

Earning a college education is one of the best investments in your child’s future. Today, college students and their families face a “perfect storm” – college tuition is climbing, the economy is weakening, and credit is tightening. Figuring out how to pay for a college education is more challenging than ever before. One thing hasn’t changed and that is filling out the government’s aid form is still complicated and time consuming.

What is a FAFSA? FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All college students and their families are expected to contribute towards their education costs. How much you and your family will be expected to contribute depends on your financial situation. By filling out the FAFSA, your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be calculated.

Using a FAFSA Preparer is like filing your taxes. The FAFSA can be filed for free via paper or electronic forms without professional assistance at www.fafsa.ed.gov. However, many people choose to use a FAFSA preparer to fill out the FAFSA, provide personal advice, consultation and review of their FAFSA application.