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The Money Mom: FAFSA February

iStock_000011330584XSmallIf you have a child either in or about to enter college, you likely know that we’re in the midst of FAFSA season.   This one form – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – gets the ball rolling on any financial aid your child may receive for school.  In order to qualify for Pell grants, Stafford loans, PLUS loans, and work-study programs, you must fill it out.

Unfortunately, it’s also a form that has many parents pulling out their hair, year after year.  If that’s you, I’ve compiled the top five ways to simplify the process. Much like doing your taxes, it’s never going to be painless, but these tips will certainly make it easier:

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