The National Directory of Certified Public Accountants

Ask A CPA - College Planning & Financial Aid

Do I Have To Be Admitted Before I Can Apply For Financial Aid At A Particular College ?

No. You can apply for financial aid any time after January 1st. It is strongly recommended you apply as soon after January 1st that you can. You can use the prior year’s tax return to estimate the amounts required on the application form. To actually receive the financial aid you must be admitted and enrolled at the college.

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