PITTSBURG -- Financial aid advisors at Pittsburg State University helped nearly 200 people fill out mandatory Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms Sunday. The FAFSA form is used to determine how much state or federal financial aid a student can receive. Counselors say the information on the form is also used when students apply for grants and scholarships.
"Many scholarships are on a need based figure," says PSU Director of Student Aid Tammy Higgins. "So if you don't file the FAFSA application, you can't qualify for their scholarships."
In Missouri and Kansas the deadline to have the FAFSA submitted is april 1. Students in Oklahoma have to file FAFSA forms by March 1.