A Cheat Sheet for the FAFSA

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be intimidating for parents. That’s why rookies, in particular, should consider a practice run in filling out the document.

With the FAFSA season nearly upon us — applications for the 2009-10 school will be available online on Jan. 1 — the federal government just posted its worksheet online. You can download the eight-page FAFSA worksheet and work on it before you complete the real application. Doing so could cut down on errors and confusion when you fill out the online version later.

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Further Reading:

Declawing the FAFSA

Six Ways to Get Last Minute Cash for College

The FAFSA Stampede

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