Ah, the FAFSA… That’s the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, for those of you who are not knee-deep in college stuff. It’s an important part of the process of figuring out how to pay for college, but it is often mis-understood and many people find it MUCH more confusing than it actually is.
And, of course, military families always have to be special, so I’ve written Six Answers To FAFSA Questions For Military Families.
I spend a lot of time researching questions about the FAFSA, and there are three resources that I use regularly. If you have a really specific question, or just want to have a better understanding of the process by which the FAFSA figures out your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), you might enjoy these resources as well.
The FAFSA Application and Verification Guide
The FAFSA Application and Verification guide is designed for schools, and it answers a LOT of questions about what to include and what to put where. One important part of this guide talks about the situations in which the school is permitted to override dependency criteria and reclassify a student from dependent to independent.
The EFC Formula Worksheet
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