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1.7 million

Every year, 1.7 million families fail to file the FAFSA because they incorrectly believe they won’t qualify for financial aid. One in 3 would have qualified for a federal Pell grant1. Make sure you don’t miss out on any financial aid.
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The average family takes on nearly $63,000 in college loan debt2. But families that have a plan to pay for college borrow 48% less than families without a plan3. Ready to create your paying-for-college plan?
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January 25

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1. “Reasons Why Students Do Not File the FAFSA." Mark Kantrowitz. January 2011.

2. “How America Pays for College 2013.” Sallie Mae. 2013.

3. “How America Pays for College 2012.” Sallie Mae. July 2012.