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What's the FAFSA? And Why You Should Care

What's the FAFSA? And Why You Should Care

Completing the FAFSA will help you earn federal financial aid.

By The Fastweb Team
Published August 14, 2018
Financial Aid On-the-Go: FAFSA on Your Phone

Financial Aid On-the-Go: FAFSA on Your Phone

File the application on October 1 from a mobile device.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published August 13, 2018
When must a Non-Custodial Parent Count a Child in Household Size?

When must a Non-Custodial Parent Count a Child in Household Size?

Counting the child support paid and counting the supported children in household size is an either-or situation on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
Does Cash from the Sale of the Family Home Count as an Asset on the FAFSA?

Does Cash from the Sale of the Family Home Count as an Asset on the FAFSA?

Cash on hand must be reported as an asset on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
How is a Life Estate Treated on the FAFSA? Do the Restrictions Matter?

How is a Life Estate Treated on the FAFSA? Do the Restrictions Matter?

Everything you need to know about life estates on the FASFA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published May 30, 2018
Financial Aid Award Packages Arriving Soon

Financial Aid Award Packages Arriving Soon

Filling out the FAFSA early has its benefits.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 25, 2018
2018-2019 Financial Aid and FAFSA Deadlines

2018-2019 Financial Aid and FAFSA Deadlines

We've got you covered with a complete list of financial aid deadlines, state-by-state, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 25, 2018
Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Top 5 Common FAFSA Mistakes

Avoid making these mistakes when you file the FAFSA this year.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published May 25, 2018
FSA ID FAQs (Formerly Called FAFSA ID)

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 May 25, 2018
After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You’ve Submitted Yours

After the FAFSA: What to Do Once You’ve Submitted Yours

Once you've submitted your FAFSA, you may have questions or changes to the document. Here's what you should expect and how to make edits.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 7, 2018
Reminder: 2017-2018 Federal FAFSA Deadline is Approaching!

Reminder: 2017-2018 Federal FAFSA Deadline is Approaching!

ALERT: The federal deadline to submit your FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year is June 30, 2018.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 7, 2018
FAFSA Checklist

FAFSA Checklist

Trust us, if you do have the necessary information on hand, filling out the form will become much simpler.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published May 5, 2018
February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month

There's one very important celebration that takes place all month long that you may have overlooked...Financial Aid Awareness Month!

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published February 1, 2018
Department of Education Unveils Plans for FAFSA App

Department of Education Unveils Plans for FAFSA App

The FAFSA mobile app is set to launch in April 2018.

By Kathryn Knight Randolph
Published December 6, 2017
FAFSA Updated to Accommodate Same-Sex Parentage

FAFSA Updated to Accommodate Same-Sex Parentage

The changes to FAFSA are considered a step forward for the LGBTQ community.

Elizabeth Hoyt
Published September 29, 2017
Does Parental Support Affect Independent Student Status?

Does Parental Support Affect Independent Student Status?

A student who has one or more dependent children that she supports is considered independent on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published September 27, 2017
Why is Parental Information Required on the FAFSA for a Self-Sufficient Student?

Why is Parental Information Required on the FAFSA for a Self-Sufficient Student?

Find out what makes an "independent" student an independent student.

By The Fastweb Team
Published September 26, 2017
Confusion about Reporting Custodial 529 College Savings Plan Accounts on the FAFSA

Confusion about Reporting Custodial 529 College Savings Plan Accounts on the FAFSA

My daughter is a freshman (in college) and lives more than 50% of the time with her mother who is the custodial parent. Her mom and I have been divorced for ...

By The Fastweb Team
Published September 26, 2017
Who Completes the FAFSA When a Student Lives with his Grandparents?

Who Completes the FAFSA When a Student Lives with his Grandparents?

Grandparents and other relatives may not substitute their information for the parent's information on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published September 26, 2017
Does the Cash from a Cash-Out Refinance Count as an Asset on the FAFSA?

Does the Cash from a Cash-Out Refinance Count as an Asset on the FAFSA?

Money in a bank or brokerage account counts as an asset on the FAFSA.

By The Fastweb Team
Published September 22, 2017