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What is FAFSA?

Asked California, California

Hey there so I had a few questions about FAFSA and what it is and when I should apply? I'm a freshman in highschool but I want to get a head start but I don't know if right now is too early. #college #university #college-admissions #financial-aid #grants #fafsa

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Garrett’s Answer

Updated Boston, Massachusetts

FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, only applies once you have started the college admissions process. Typically you won't fill out the FAFSA until you apply for college - even then, most wait until after having been accepted before filing.

Your high school guidance counselor or the admissions counselors at the colleges you apply for should be able to help you decide when is the right time to file the FAFSA.