Dear Kid,

Today. Is. The. Day.

I kid you not.

Today is the day I get the FAFSA filled out.


That reminds me. I should make some more coffee before I start this project. Because COFFEE! DearKidLoveMom.comYes, I know I’ve been saying that for the last four weeks, but Today. Is. The. Day.


Partly because it’s about time. Partly because once it’s done we have a shot at getting some help paying for you and Pi to become Highly Educated People. And partly mostly because having it not yet done is an extremely heavy weight I’m tired of carrying around.

FAFSA (an acronym which dad has yet to pronounce correctly. FASFA? FASAM? FAMSA?) stands for Financial Aid Form Still Available. Or possibly Finally Ask For Some Assistance. Or maybe Fully Able to Fund Student Activities. Whatev. It’s the gateway to financial aid.

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.

So today I get the form completed, submitted, and the heck off my to-do list.

Assuming there’s enough coffee.

And I have the right information.

And there aren’t any important distractions.


Love, Mom