It’s FAFSA Season: How Many Questions Are Asked On the FAFSA?

Answer:  Up to 108.

This four minute audio from Marketplace.org explains efforts in place to simplify the process down to 2 questions (in case you were wondering, those questions would be about family income and household size).  As for advice to impart to your students, the early bird gets the worm, so file it early:

A recent report from Edvisors, a publisher of student aid information, says students who file their FAFSA in the first three months of the year get more than twice as much grant aid, on average, as those who wait longer.

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