· Students/families have more time to address potential FAFSA errors.
· Students/families increase their chance to access the student's estimated financial aidbefore the college decision deadline.
Students/families have an easier time comparing colleges.
If the is submitted FAFSA early, there is a chance that colleges will give an estimated financial aidoffer early, providing more time to comparecolleges before the college decision deadline.
Students/families have more time to focus on other things, like college applications, senior year coursework, or applying for scholarships.
Students potentially have more scholarship eligibility. Some scholarships look at FAFSA results—and some of those scholarships have early deadlines. Students should not disqualify themselves from those scholarships.
More information and resources are forth coming. If you have any questions please email GeauxFAFSA@la.gov.