Now that we’ve covered the first steps to filing the FAFSA, you should have all your documentation handy and you are ready to tackle the FAFSA. The recommended method is to complete it online. You can also fill out a paper FAFSA, but online submission is easier and much faster for both you and colleges to process. The FAFSA consists of seven sections and about 100 questions total:
January 1st is right around the corner, which means it is almost time to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly referred to as the FAFSA. While the FAFSA can be intimidating, it does not have to be. If you are prepared with the appropriate documentation right in front of you, the process can be painless.