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Three Ways to File the FASFA

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You have three options to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

  1. FAFSA on the WebSM

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  2. myStudentAid Mobile App (which you can download from the Apple App Store or Google Play)

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  3. Paper FAFSA

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FAFSA on the Web and myStudentAid Mobile App

If you complete your FAFSA online or using the mobile app, you will be prompted to create a ‘Save Key’.

Creating a Save Key is recommended because you:

  • Don’t need to complete the FAFSA in one sitting
  • Can share the Save Key with a parent so they can provide their information
  • Can go back and forth between the online and mobile methods – the information will sync
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What You Can Do on the myStudentAid Mobile App

  • Complete an Initial (New) or Renewal Application
  • Coordinate Completion Between Student and Parent
  • Import Financial Information with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool
  • Sign and Submit a Completed FAFSA Application

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