If you are planning to attend a college or university in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013, and you’re interested in applying for federal financial aid, now is the time to submit your FAFSA for the 2012-2013 academic year. The priority filing deadline is coming up on Friday, March 2, 2012. To submit your FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov, and click on the “START HERE” button in the middle of the page.

Since federal aid is assigned on a rolling basis, the sooner you submit your FAFSA, the better. If you need more assistance submitting your FAFSA or would like to find out about other sources of financial aid to help you pay for college, contact a START coordinator today (start@dvc.edu).