FAFSA, Student Aid, College Funding and Divorce
Paying for college is a common topic of conversation with my divorcing clients. Typically, if nothing else, divorcing parents can agree that they want their kids to go to college, and they want to financially support that in whatever way their situation allows.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first and most important step to college funding for most students and parents. Almost every family, if not every family, needs to fill out the FAFSA as part of the their college funding process.
However, in a divorced or divorcing family, college funding gets more confusing. And, filling out the FAFSA can be especially confusing for these families.
Fortunately, the College Foundation of North Carolina has information to help these families complete the FAFSA (along with a plethora of other resources for planning, applying, and paying for college).
This article from CFNC explains how divorced or divorcing families should fill out the FAFSA. If you need further help look for resources on the CFNC website or contact them directly.
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