FAFSA deadline, requirements, calculator, contact, student loan & aid questions answered for 2017

The cost of one year at an in-state, four-year college keeps rising each year — surpassing $20,000 during the 2016-2017 school year, according to the College Board. That’s quite the chunk of change, and unless your family is wealthy or started saving big at birth — you’re likely going to need an assist when it’s time to pick up that tab.

1. FASFA now gives you more time to get your ID and fill it out before the deadline

2. But earlier is still better with the FAFSA

3. Don’t forget — more student aid deadlines are coming

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