How Long Does It Take to Complete the Free FAFSA Application?


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It takes about 55 minutes to complete an initial FASFA using FASFA on the Web. This estimate includes gathering the information needed to complete the form as well as completing and reviewing the application.

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Applicants choosing to sign the form electronically must also apply for a PIN and should receive their PIN in 1 to 2 days. Applicants must renew their FASFA applications each year they wish to receive federal student aid. Renewal FASFA applications take around 45 minutes to complete, and corrections to the form take an average of 10 minutes. The FAFSA application includes more than 130 questions divided among 25 to 100 pages.

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