Why New Year’s Day is the best day to apply for college financial aid
NEW YORK -- Happy New Year! If you plan to attend college in 2016, the first thing you should do after that midnight kiss is... fill out your FAFSA form. Seriously, do it now. January 1 is the first day you can submit the nationwide college financial aid form and the sooner you do, the better. You could stand to lose some scholarships or grant money if you wait.