How to Renew the FAFSA

"The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA, can be a time-consuming and tedious task for many students and families," according to U.S. News & World Report.

..."Once logged in, students should select the application for the next academic year. The FAFSA will prepopulate with standard information like the applicants' name, address and Social Security number from the prior academic year. Students and parents can then update the form and add required financial and tax information.

Jill Desjean, a policy analyst at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, advises applicants to "be careful" when reviewing the FAFSA.

'You really want to still look at the pre-filled information and make sure it is still accurate,' she says, 'because you could inadvertently make a mistake filling it out by just skimming over it.'"

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Publication Date: 12/6/2021

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