February is the ideal month for students to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). There is a great toolkit available at FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov that walks parents and students through the sometimes confusing process. If your student is a Senior in High school the sooner you complete the FAFSA the more opportunity for funding. Some funds begin distribution March 1 so if your application is not in before that, you are missing out on money. I am here to help so please contact my office for assistance. Remember the "Free" in FAFSA. You should never pay to apply for financial aid.