2+ Year Member
Jan 31, 2016
Hey guys,

I don't know much about financial aid and I haven't been accepted to any schools yet, but if I will need to apply for financial aid, are there any forms or paperwork that I would need to fill out before hearing back from schools (such as FAFSA)? Or will I be able to do everything after I am (hopefully) accepted somewhere?

Additionally, does applying for financial aid impact the possibility of getting admitted in any way? I am just wondering if I should be filling out the FAFSA right now and putting all schools that I am still being considered for on the FAFSA. Thanks for any advice that you guys may give!


5+ Year Member
Aug 15, 2014
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Do your FAFSA now. Deadline is April and most schools require it for any type of financial aid (including government loans). It should not affect your admission decisions (as far as I know - I think it would be discriminatory to do otherwise).
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