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The FAFSA form (a.k.a., the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) — the application required to qualify for financial aid — is changing yet again. If you're applying for financial aid this year, you'll want to understand these changes in order for the process to go smoothly. 

A quick overview:

  • A new, higher income limit to qualify for a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • A  redesigned website that will hopefully make it easier to complete the form on a variety of devices, and
  • Faster, in-form error notifications.
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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. 

When you apply for aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, the federal government is very specific about which tax returns parents and independent students should submit.

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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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As if the process of choosing and applying to colleges isn't hard enough, along comes the FAFSA form. There are tons of benefits to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) but that doesn't mean it's a simple process. In fact, at NitroCollege, we've got a whole section of our blog and a downloadable e-book dedicated to things you should know about filling out your FAFSA form. And one thing that makes the FAFSA even less straightforward is parent marital status.

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We know that filling out the FAFSA can be frustrating, which is we created our step-by-step guide for filling out the form.

However, even with specialized guidance, individual circumstances may make some of the FAFSA questions difficult to answer. That’s why we recently gathered your most complicated FAFSA questions and posed them to college financial aid pros to get the info you need.

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