Every year, students across America who hope to receive federal financial aid for college must apply for it by filling out a FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This year, the timing is a little more difficult than usual. Because the IRS had to delay processing of individual returns this year due to last-minute legislation, it’s a little harder for students to complete their FAFSA forms. There’s a link between the FAFSA and the IRS that can auto-fill almost all the financial information from the IRS into the FAFSA form, making it so much easier to complete. However, taxpayers need to wait two to three weeks after filing their taxes to try to make that link. This gives the IRS time to process tax returns so the link to the FAFSA will work. The FAFSA application is how students apply for federal grants (like the Pell Grant) and student loans.

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