Should I still file the FAFSA if I think my family’s income is too high to be eligible for financial aid?
There is no automatic income level cutoff for financial aid eligibility. The only sure way to determine your eligibility for need-based financial aid is to file the FAFSA. A number of factors are considered in determining eligibility. There are non-need–based loans available for those families in higher income brackets whose FAFSA information indicates they have no financial need. We encourage all interested students to apply for financial aid. The likelihood of being eligible for some form of financial aid may be better than you think.