Have you heard of FAFSA.com? Well, they are the real reason for this warning. FAFSA.com is a company that got lucky with a URL. They bought the domain before the government could do so, and they won’t sell. They charge anywhere from $75 to $150 to submit your FAFSA for you. You’ll go in and think you’re completing the real FAFSA, but at the end they ask you to pay. If you pay will your form be sent to the government? Yes. Do you have to pay? No. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and you do not have to pay to submit it. We don’t just charge you to complete you forms; we charge you to counsel you on how to complete them, how to save, and how to strategically afford college. Form submissions are just a perk!
March 13, 2015