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10 Common Mistakes Made on the FAFSA
- Released on Jan 31, 2019
Many schools and states use the FAFSA to determine student aid.
The Free Application for Federal Aid, commonly known as FAFSA, is a form that determines student aid eligibility for federal student loans and grants. Many colleges and universities as well as states also use the form to determine students' eligibility for nonfederal need-based aid - additional funds students can use to pay for school. But making a mistake on the FAFSA or submitting the application late can result in processing delays or limit the amount of aid awarded to a student, according to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. For families completing the FAFSA, here are 10 common mistakes to avoid.
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