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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the first step in possibly securing thousands of dollars in financial aid for school. The new FAFSA® year application is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited for you! 

You’re probably feeling a mix of emotions: excited to start this step in college and afraid of messing it up. To help you through the process, we put together a list of definitive FAFSA® resources to help you every step of the way.

Here are some of the questions students like you have had when completing the financial aid process. 

Before starting the financial aid process

Filing the FAFSA® form can be a tedious and overwhelming process. But we have good news! If you have any of these questions, just click the link to find a detailed answer on our website. 

While filling out the FAFSA®

While completing the application, you will be asked a variety of different questions from your family’s income to your education. If you need help understanding any of those questions, click on the link that applies below.

After filing the FAFSA: What’s next?

Now that you’re all done, there are some things to keep in mind. 

We think it’s a good idea to know the answers to the following questions after completing your FAFSA®. After completing your FAFSA®, read through these, so you know what the process is from here.

We hope these individual lists help you and your family through the financial aid process. This is one of the first steps you will take to embark on your college career, so enjoy this exciting time by being as prepared as possible!

FAFSA® opens October 1st, 2019, and the sooner you apply for financial aid, the more likely you are to get more. You can file quickly and get support by submitting your application with FRANK.

We are not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education. Federal Student Aid (FSA), an office of the U.S. Department of Education, makes the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form and assistance available to the public for free at fafsa.gov.