My parent/guardian doesn’t think we should fill out the FAFSA because of our family income. What should I do?
One of the biggest myths about financial aid is that you can’t (or shouldn’t) submit the FAFSA if your parents have a high income. Most families need financial aid to help pay for college. The only way to access aid is through the FAFSA. Everyone, regardless of their parents’ income, should submit the FAFSA. The FAFSA unlocks more than federal grants and aid. Many states, aid programs, and colleges require that you fill out the FAFSA to be eligible for other forms of aid including work-study and loans. The requirement to earn drawing entries is to submit the FAFSA, not necessarily to demonstrate financial need.