Today marked the first day that college bound students can begin applying for financial aid. It’s also the first time they can apply through mobile devices. Applying for financial aid has now become much easier for students as they can now fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid on a mobile app called ‘My Student Aid.’ Creators have arranged the app differently to help better navigate through the website and answer all necessary questions to successfully complete the application.
This app was also created to encourage students to fill out the form themselves rather than asking their parents or guardian. According to the National College Access Network, only 61% of high school students apply for FAFSA, leaving more than $24 billion in state and federal aid up for grabs.