01/05/2012 12:50 pm ET Updated Mar 06, 2012

10 Tips For Getting Federal Student Aid

It's financial aid season, which means millions of families will be grappling with the FAFSA in the next few weeks.
Chances are most families are going to make mistakes when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. These mistakes can be costly, and may even keep you from receiving the financial assistance for which you qualify.

Here are 10 tips to help you successfully complete the FAFSA: