The most common answer as to why parents and students didn’t fill out the FAFSA is that they felt they wouldn’t qualify for any financial aid. Sadly, there are a lot of people who fall victim to this assumption and leave free money on the table that could otherwise go towards reducing the price of college tuition.
Student loans are an enticing way to cover the cost of education. With over a trillion in student debt distributed among the students of America and wages stagnating, however, the student loan picture for those seeking higher education is relatively bleak. For this reason, most students are better off avoiding student loans altogether if possible.