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FAFSA

A form that a post-secondary student files with the federal government to determine eligibility for federal financial aid for school. The FAFSA outlines the student's (or his/her family's) assets and income and determines the amount he/she is expected to pay for education.
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For example, students are encouraged to fill out their FAFSAs and apply for other grants to stretch these programs further, says Kisker.
Then I add that it's okay if Maddie wants to be normal, wants to complain about Physics and visit colleges and worry about SATS and FAFSAS , wants to keep swimming in that bounded, placid stress, the stress she knows: her term paper, some boy, the subway coming late.
Since the President took office, there have been more than 160 million FAFSAs completed, most by first-generation and low-income students--students for whom financial aid can be the difference between earning a college degree or not.
For example, Maryland requires students to submit their FAFSAs before March 1, 2017.
Doug won't be filing any more FAFSAs for financial aid, so Cora's 529 distributions won't be reported.
Mark Warner, director of student financial aid at University of Iowa, said he has seen an increase in the number of people filing forms known as FAFSAs, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to help defray college costs.
For example, working with Eric Bettinger, Philip Oreopoulos, and Lisa Sanbonmatsu, I developed a project in which tax preparers help low-income families complete their FAFSAs.
Through July 2008, nearly 9 million dependent and independent students had filed FAFSAs for the year, the department reported.
which has prepared FAFSAs for more than one million students.
While this is only one example, it clearly denotes the importance for institutions to dig deep into their data to ensure that their applicants are filing FAFSAs.
About 22 million people submit FAFSAs every year, (https://studentaid.
whose students have completed five or more FAFSAs with information about how many applications were submitted and completed for the 2014-15 application year, as well as comparison data from the 2013-14 application year.