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FAFSA application length

Hi all! I've started working on my FAFSA application, but I'm unsure of how long the whole process takes. Can someone provide some insight into how long is the FAFSA application? I want to plan accordingly to ensure I submit it on time. Thank you!

6 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're working on your FAFSA application. While the length of time it takes to complete the FAFSA varies from person to person, generally, it should take you around 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.

To make the process faster and smoother, gather all the required documents before you start, which may include your Social Security Number, driver's license, and financial records (including bank statements, tax returns, and W-2 forms). For a dependent student, you'll also need your parent(s)' financial information and their Social Security Numbers if they have them.

Remember, the FAFSA application opens on October 1st each year, and federal deadline to submit it is June 30th. However, submitting your FAFSA as early as possible is a good idea, as some schools and states award financial aid on a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to check with the individual schools and your state for their specific FAFSA deadlines.

Good luck with your FAFSA application, and be sure to stay on top of the deadlines to secure the best financial aid options available to you!

6 months ago

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