For students seeking to enroll in college in the fall of 2020, it’s now time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application for the 2020-2021 school year opened on October 1, 2019, and it’s critical that students and their families complete the application as soon as possible to maximize resources to pay for college. More than 340 high schools participating in Alabama Possible’s Cash for College campaign have committed to helping every senior complete their FAFSA and news outlets across the state have highlighted the FAFSA application launch and the importance of early completion.

Fox 10 TV: FAFSA Opportunities Help Alabama Students Get Cash for College

On October 1, Alabama high school seniors will have access to the FAFSA form and can start applying for federal financial aid. Most Alabama students who complete the FAFSA will get a Pell Grant of up to $6,195 to pay for their higher education…

AL.com: Hey, Alabama students, parents: Paying for college is possible

There are resources and practical ways to pay for college. Statewide and national scholarships, grants, departmental grants and university-specific opportunities are just a few of the options Alabama students have when working toward making college possible.

WSFA12: Millions of dollars in FAFSA pell grants untouched, group says

Each year Alabama families leave tens of millions of dollars on the table in free money that’s available to pay for college.

Fox 10 TV: Getting Cash for College

AL.com: Here’s a step-by-step guide for filling out the college federal student aid application

The process isn’t short, but experts say it is worth it. Here’s a guide to filling out the FAFSA.