How to Answer FAFSA Question #48: Graduate Program Status

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48. At the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, will you be working on a master’s or doctorate program (such as an MA, MBA, MD, JD, PhD, EdD, graduate certificate, etc.)?
  • Yes
  • No

Why are they asking this information?

This question aims to determine your status as a student, which has already been answered in question 29.

How to answer this question / fill out this section

The answer will be pre-filled with a No if you have never attended college or if you are currently enrolled in an undergraduate program. The answer to this question will be pre-filled with a Yes if you reported that you are or will be a current graduate/professional student.


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