Can You Complete a FAFSA Application Online?


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Students can fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA application, online on the FAFSA website. Alternatively, applicants can fill out the PDF form online, print it, and mail it in for processing.

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Filling out the FAFSA is the first step toward getting aid for college, career study or graduate school. In addition to federal aid, many colleges and states use the FAFSA as the basis for school and state aid. When using the online form, students create a secure login. If they cannot complete the form in one sitting, they can save it and return later. Federal Student Aid funds may be in the form of grants, loans or work-study. Part of the U.S. Department of Education, federal student aid is the largest source of student financial aid in the country.

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