News outlets around Alabama are highlighting the March 1 priority deadline for financial aid to pay for technical or academic programs at two- or four-year colleges. All students who plan to go to college in Fall 2019 should complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who file their FAFSA after March 1 receive half as much financial aid as students who file earlier.

Most families receive financial aid after completing their FAFSA, but last year $24 billion in financial aid went unclaimed because families failed to fill out the FAFSA.

Al.com: Don’t leave free cash for college on the table

Decatur Daily: Free Application for Federal Student Aid deadline is March 1

Ledger-Enquirer: Thousands of Georgia, Alabama Students leaving millions in college money on the table 

Sylacauga News: Alabama high school seniors may miss out on billions in college aid in 2018

Talk of Alabama: Alabama Possible 02/07/18

Times Daily: Deadline to file FAFSA is March 1

The Birmingham Times: Deadline for FAFSA College Aid is March 1

The News Courier: High school seniors missing out on billions in federal aid 

Yellowhammer News: Reminder to Alabama’s college-bound: Don’t forget to apply for financial aid

For more information about Cash for College and how to complete the FAFSA, visit cashforcollegealabama.org.