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One of the nation's leading financial aid experts, Mark Kantrowitz has written two books on student aid and has even been called to testify before Congress about financial aid, scholarships and student loans on several occasions. Quoted daily in national newspapers, there's a reason why he's the financial aid guy's financial aid guy.

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What You Need to Complete the FAFSA

It's time to fill out the mother of all financial aid forms: the FAFSA. Don't worry, it's easier than you think! Before you sit down to complete the form, make sure ...

Fastweb Staff Published August 15, 2019

Quick Tips for Filing Your FAFSA

Filling out the FAFSA can be tricky. Keep these tips in mind and you shouldn't have any problems. Identify Yourself • Use your legal name as it appears on your Social ...

By The Fastweb Team Published August 15, 2019

FSA ID FAQs (Formerly Called FAFSA ID)

You’ll need a FAFSA ID in order to fill out your FAFSA this year!

Elizabeth Hoyt Published August 14, 2019

FAFSA Video

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Financial Aid Tips from the Expert

How can you get a bigger financial aid package? Mark Kantrowitz , FastWeb’s own financial aid guru and one of the top financial aid experts in the country, answers that burning question and more.

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