Students for the 2013-2014 school year should apply now for federal student aid, according to the financial aid office at Anne Arundel Community College.
A notice sent to all students for the next school year informs them that Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications should be completed between Jan. 1 and Mar. 1.
"Making this deadline can significantly increase your financial aid awards. If you miss this deadline, you can still apply for Federal grants and loans, but you will not be considered for state aid from the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)," according to the release.
If you are a student looking for information on your financial aid status, new security changes require you to confirm your identity through your AACC ID Card. To obtain an ID card, students must have a driver's license or other valid government-issued ID for verification.
For more information on FAFSA, visit the government hosted website at www.fafsa.gov
AACC's Financial Aid Office can be reached at 410-777-4019, or online at www.aacc.edu/aid.