By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Figuring out how to pay for college is a daunting task, so start soon to make sure to maximize your chances to get grants or free money.READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
Students must complete the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to get Pell Grants. Even if you think you might not qualify, you must complete this form if you will need loans for tuition. Check out information, deadlines and requirements at FAFSA.ed.gov.READ MORE: Zack Wheeler K's 9 In 7 Shutout Innings, Phillies Top Padres 3-0
Students of need may also apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant for free money for school. First you must complete FAFSA. Then, check out PHEAA.org for more information.
Applications must be made to both each year after January 1. Do that as soon as possible; funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis.MORE NEWS: Republican Nomination For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race Uncertain As Thousands Of Mail-In Votes Still Being Counted
Don’t miss out on getting the grants or free money you need to help pay for college. Apply for FAFSA and PHEAA today and relax. At first, everyone is nervous and confused.