Portfolio intelligence podcast: don't fumble the FAFSA

Financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz offers some timely wisdom for families with students seeking federal financial aid.


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.