You may not think submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is fun, but it’s a necessary tool to help you apply for federal and state financial aid for college. Whether you’ve already completed your FAFSA, or you’re getting ready to start, here are some interesting statistics about this form.
On average, it takes 24.13 minutes to complete the FAFSA from start to finish.
One way to achieve this goal is to have your materials ready before you start the application. Learn what you’ll need for the application in our informational video, Finish the FAFSA in Five Steps.
99% of students nationwide complete the FAFSA online.
While the paper application is an option, families are highly encouraged to complete the FAFSA online to expedite the process and avoid many common errors.
79% of students only list one college on the FAFSA.
Students are allowed to provide up to 10 schools on their FAFSA. The schools listed on your FAFSA will receive your financial results. Adding a school to the FAFSA doesn’t mean you’re committing to attend or even apply to that school, so feel free to add up to 10 schools you may be interested in attending. You may find out you qualify for financial aid through a school program.
StartWithFAFSA.org is your “go to” resource for FAFSA info.
As the financial aid process continues to improve, we’re dedicated to providing you with timely information as it applies to you. We know that the process can be confusing and we’re here to help you make sense of it all. If you find you have questions not answered here, please free to contact us!