SOURCE: Edvisors Network

January 15, 2007 13:02 ET

FAFSA Financial Aid Application Deadline Rapidly Approaching

QUINCY, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 15, 2007 -- As the calendar changes over to 2007, college students celebrating the arrival of the new year may miss a far more important deadline -- their eligibility to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. At the onset of each calendar year, the federal government disburses a limited amount of free financial aid such as the Pell Grant on a first-come, first-serve basis. Therefore, the earlier an eligible student files their FAFSA, the more likely they can receive scholarships and grants for college.

Christopher Penn, director of FAFSAonline.com, a free tutorial and resource website, commented, "The FAFSA is one of the most important forms in the financial aid process. Completing it as close to January 1 as possible can unlock federal, state, and school-based financial aid, but there's a finite amount of money up for grabs. If you're late to the table, chances are you'll miss out, even if you're eligible."

FAFSAonline.com, a free resource published by The Student Loan Network, can help students get through the FAFSA process quickly and optimize the amount of financial aid they are eligible for. The site includes a walkthrough of the FAFSA, tips and tricks to maximize aid, and downloadable financial aid audio MP3 files. Mr. Penn said, "Many have the perception that the FAFSA is extremely complicated and lengthy. Take a look at our tutorials and information at FAFSAonline.com and chances are you'll find that the FAFSA isn't as convoluted as you think."

Students, parents, and families are encouraged to visit www.FAFSAonline.com to learn more about the FAFSA process and file their financial aid application for free. File early enough, and you may be ringing in the New Year with a free ride through college.

The Edvisors Network is a leading education finance and marketing services company focused on providing a broad set of student loan products and education-related information to students, parents and the financial aid community. The Edvisors Network manages The Student Loan Network, one of the nation's fastest growing providers of student loans and related information. Visit The Student Loan Network at http://www.StudentLoanNetwork.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Christopher Penn
    Director of FAFSAonline.com
    877-328-1565