What should I do if I filed the FAFSA, but got no aid?
Some students will file the FAFSA, but won’t qualify for need-based student aid such as:
Scholarships that require financial need
Subsidized federal student loans
For example, more than half of undergraduate students who file the FAFSA don’t qualify for a
Federal Pell Grant or other federal grants.
But you do have options if you didn’t receive any need-based aid.
Federal student loans that don’t require demonstrated financial need:
Here are some other ways to help pay for school:
Search for scholarships using a free scholarship matching service, such as
StudentScholarshipSearch.com Sign up for free monthly scholarship drawings at
ScholarshipPoints.com Ask your college’s financial aid office about institutional and state student aid opportunities
Save money on your taxes by using
education tax benefits such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, and the Student Loan Interest Deduction Find a part-time
private student loans
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