Mark discusses the most common errors families make when filling out the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA), and he serves up some great tips for applicants to get the most aid possible. As students prepare for the next FAFSA filing on or after October 1 each year, Mark’s tips will come in handy to help you avoid leaving money on the table.
“The number one error is not filing the FAFSA. Each year, about 2 million people who didn't file the FAFSA would have qualified for the federal Pell Grant, and the most recent data shows that 1.2 million of them would have qualified for the maximum federal Pell Grant.”—Mark Kantrowitz, Financial Aid Expert
About the Portfolio Intelligence podcast
The Portfolio Intelligence podcast features interviews with asset allocation experts, portfolio construction specialists, and investment veterans from across John Hancock’s multimanager network. Hosted by John Bryson, head of investment consulting at John Hancock Investment Management, the dynamic discussion explores ideas advisors can use today to build their business while helping their clients pursue better investment outcomes.
This podcast is being brought to you by John Hancock Investment Management Distributors, LLC, member FINRA,SIPC. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speaker, are subject to change as market and other conditions warrant and do not constitute investment advice or a recommendation regarding any specific product or security. There is no guarantee that any investment strategy discussed will be successful or achieve any particular level of results. Any economic or market performance information is historical and is not indicative of future results, and no forecasts are guaranteed. Investing involves risks, including the potential loss of principal.