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Nitro FAFSA Guide: Free Tool for Students and Parents


So many questions to answer and so much confusion (and frustration) year after year.

But no worries! Financial aid expert John Haggerty has worked closely with Nitro to help bring an end to the confusion!

For each of the 108 questions you are required to answer on FAFSA, Nitro has clarified why each question is asked, how to best answer each one accurately, and some additional consideration to think about when filing.

From properly filling out the FAFSA form worry-free, to signing it and sending it, Nitro will guide you step by step, question by question.

Get FAFSA help from Nitro’s financial aid expert for FREE today! ⤵⤵⤵

Did You Know?!

There are TWO major changes that have been put in place starting with the 2018-19 FAFSA:

  • Students are now able to submit a FAFSA® earlier. Students have been able to file a 2018–19 FAFSA since Oct. 1, 2017, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. This gives students more time to complete the FAFSA, and potentially more time to compare aid offers from colleges.
  • Students now report earlier income information (tax return from the prior-prior year). For example, on the 2018–19 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) must report their 2016 income information, rather than their 2017 income information.


About the FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a necessary requirement for all students seeking Federal and State financial aid for higher education in the United States. This application determines how much financial aid a student is eligible to receive from the government based on need, and often, students are required to fill out the FAFSA when applying for private scholarships and grants.