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    FAFSA and the Independent Student

    "I am a college sophomore and I pay for school myself. For the last two years, I have used my parents' tax information on the FAFSA. Since I pay for school myself without any help from my parents, should I list only my own tax information to be eligible for more aid?" This is a common question about the FAFSA: When ...
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    FAFSA on the Web: The Road to $86 Billion Starts Here

    The U.S. Department of Education provided more than $86 billion in student financial aid in 2006-2007 (the most recent year for which statistics are available). But you won't see a penny of that unless you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can simplify the process with FAFSA on the Web. Resources • Health Care Scholarships • ...
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    The FAFSA - Step One for Financial Aid

    Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. Your first stop: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For many schools, this is the only form you need. h4. What is it? The FAFSA is the form the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for federal assistance (loans, grants, work-study appointments and some scholarships). Schools also base their ...
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    Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA

    Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA
    Filling out the FAFSA can be tricky. Keep these tips in mind and you shouldn't have any problems. h4. Identify Yourself • Use your legal name as it appears on your Social Security card. Nicknames or aliases will cause a processing delay. • Read the questions carefully. The words "you" and "your" on the FAFSA always refer to the student, not ...
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    Common Errors on the FAFSA

    Common Errors on the FAFSA
    A mistake on your FAFSA can delay the processing of your application by up to three weeks. One in seven FAFSA forms is returned due to errors. It could happen to you. Avoid the most common mistakes: 1. The most frequent mistake made is leaving a field blank. If the answer is zero or the question does not apply to you, ...
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    FAFSA Checklist (February Deadline)

    FAFSA Checklist (February Deadline)
    It's time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don't worry, it's easier than you think. But before you sit down to complete the form, make sure you have all the necessary materials. You'll need: 1. Your Social Security card and driver's license, and/or alien registration card if you are not a US citizen. 2. Your ...
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    Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA

    Five Reasons to File Your FAFSA
    Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be a complicated process. From digging through information on your family's assets to decoding income tax forms, filling out the FAFSA is a hassle, so why bother? Here are five reasons why it's worth it. 1. Federal Aid Do you want some of the more than $80 billion the federal government ...
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