Alan Gellman, Chief Marketing Officer at, discusses the recently released FAFSA application for 2018-2019. Gellman notes that everyone should apply, regardless of their individual need, in order to maximize the amount of federal and even scholarship aid they can receive. The most important factor when filling out the FAFSA is to make sure it is accurate. Even if you receive your student aid offer, Gellman says that you can absolutely go back to your school and request more money, especially if you applied early and it was your first choice school.