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Are you concerned that your financial aid award doesn't reflect your current financial circumstances? If so, you're not alone. 

If that’s the position you’re in, there is something you can do about it. Let’s look at how to work with your school’s financial aid office, and then discuss the four times you should definitely appeal your financial aid award.

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At Nitro, we want to help you get through the FAFSA with as little pain as possible. Here, we've hunted down the answers to your latest and most-pressing FAFSA questions.
 
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An important distinction when filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is whether to file as a dependent or independent student.

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The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, isn’t difficult to fill out, but certain errors could have a big impact on your eligibility for financial aid. 

Here are 11 mistakes to avoid. 

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Should you fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) even if you think you won't qualify for aid? Do you need to reapply every year? Is the FAFSA even worth your time? Most importantly, are you holding FAFSA misconceptions that are costing you money?

Take the quiz below to test your FAFSA IQ.

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In most cases, you will need to re-apply for federal student aid each year you are in school. But does that mean completing a new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) per semester or just once per year?

The fast answer: once per year. But like with most fast answers, there are exceptions. Let's dig in a little deeper. 

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