How to Avoid These Common Mistakes Made on FAFSA Applications

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From missing the FAFSA deadline to inputting information wrongly, the slightest mistakes could cost you a suitable financial aid amount. For students who are completing the FAFSA, here are common FAFSA mistakes and how you can avoid them.

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Every year, over 10 million students file the FAFSA and get more than $100 billion in work-study, loans, and grants. FAFSA requires you to fill in information about yourself, your finances and your family’s finances. The form also requests tax returns. However simple filling a form might seem, making even the smallest FAFSA application mistakes can lead to delays in processing and even a reduced amount of financial aid granted.

From missing the FAFSA deadline to inputting information wrongly, the slightest mistakes could cost you a suitable financial aid amount. For students who are completing the FAFSA, here are common FAFSA mistakes and how you can avoid them.