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The FAFSA (financial aid application) in 7 easy steps


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The first step in the financial aid process is the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" or "FAFSA". The FAFSA can seem like a very confusing application to complete, but this video lesson will take you through everything you need to know, step-by-step.

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