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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA), is a form that must be filled out annually by current and anticipating university students (both undergraduate and graduate) and sometimes their parents in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid (including grants, loans, and work-study programs). In addition, most states and schools use information from the FAFSA to award non-federal aid. The FAFSA consists of numerous questions regarding the student's finances, as well as those of his or her family; these are entered into a formula that determines the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The amount of the EFC can vary widely, depending on a number of factors; for example, one such factor is whether a student has siblings in college at the time. Other entities, such as the specific college or state of the student, may also use some of these responses to determine if the student is eligible for school or state aid, in addition to federal aid. A Student Aid Report (SAR), which includes a summary of the students financial aid formation and the EFC, is forwarded to the schools listed by the student as well as the student. These schools then use the SAR to determine what financial aid package (if any) to award the student.
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When is the FAFSA deadline?

  Ask your school. The federal govenment's deadline may be later, but your school has no obligation to process financial aid requests after THEIR deadline.

Where do you get a FAFSA?

You can get a FAFSA online at the link below. You can also fill out a paper FAFSA. You can find this online, at your school's guidance counseling or financial aid office, or a

When do you fill out a FAFSA?

The FAFSA can be filled out after January 1. It is good to do as quickly after this date as possible. Many colleges suggest that it should be done by March, but it never hurts

What does FAFSA pay for?

That Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines your financial need for college. The FAFSA itself does not help you pay for college, rather it is an applicati

Who can apply for FAfSA?

Any student who is planning on attending college can fill out the FAFSA. Even if your family has a higher income, still apply for financial aid. This application gives college

What is a FAFSA test?

The FAFSA is not actually a test. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is an application you fill out to find out how much financial aid you are eligi

What is FAFSA in college terms?

The FAFSA, when related to college, stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students fill this out so they know how much financial aid they qualify for. This form

When can you apply for FAFSA?

January 1. So the very first of the year. You can even fill it out before hand and wait till the clock strikes twelve if you want. And if you haven't I would advise you to go

What do you get from FAFSA?

When you fill out the FAFSA, you can find out if you are eligible to receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work study.

How can FAFSA help?

It can pay off most or all of your tution cost's so you'll only have to buy your books, school supplies etc. With the Pell Grant you can get $5,500 for the entire year.

Is FAFSA a grant?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  You fill out the FAFSA so you can find out if you will be eligible for federal student aid including: grants, loan

Can you amend your FAFSA?

Yes, you can amend your FAFSA. You can use the Student Aid: Correcting or Updating Your FAFSA guide that is linked below to figure out what you need to do for specific types o