I thought maybe it's a good idea to start a financial aid thread for us non-trads, since it's time to look into it. I don't have any advice to offer but if anyone is familiar with the process and has tips on avoiding pitfalls, missing deadlines, and other pertinent information, please speak up! So, let's start with a few basics: What types of financial aid are available (besides esoteric scholarships for pre-med jugglers)? When should we fill out the applications (FAFSA, etc)? What are some expected turnaround dates and deadlines? Good luck everyone!