Paying for College

4 Tips for Filling Out Financial Aid Forms

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It's no secret that getting the financial aid you need for college only comes at the end of a (very, very) tall and daunting stack of paperwork. Approximately 35 percent of respondents to our College Hopes & Worries survey said that the toughest part of the college admission process is completing applications, including those for financial aid.

There's a lot to keep track of when filling out these applications — income and tax information, available assets, etc. Here are some tips you can use to give yourself a head start when wading through the necessary forms.

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