So I got minorly screwed on the last FAFSA. Last year, I made about $300 in short term capital gains. Because they were short term capital gains, I'm apparently not eligible for file a 1040A or EZ form, even though our income was well within the guidelines for those forms. Anyway, because of these stupid capital gains, I had to answer on the FAFSA that I wasn't eligible to file using the A or EZ forms. What this means is that they considered our assets in my EFC even though our income was below the cutoff for including assets. In reality, it doesn't make much of a difference since we don't have many assets, but I just think it sucks that earning $300 in ST capital gains could have a noticeable effect on my EFC.