While high school seniors are worried about what college they’re going to get into, the primary concern of many parents of seniors is how on earth they’re going to pay that college. It’s no surprise, then, that parents are anxious to get the financial aid process rolling and are wondering when to get started with aid applications. The short answer to the question, “When should I apply for financial aid?,” is “soon,” but the below points should provide a little additional clarification on application timing:
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