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Filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or , is the key to to help pay for college if you or your family can’t foot the entire bill.
The Education Department provides over $125 billion in aid to students each year. While the supply of cash isn't infinite, all eligible financial aid applicants can expect to get a piece of the pie.
The process — and the application itself — can be confusing, so here is a FAFSA faq that provides answers to questions you may have.