How to check FAFSA status and see how much financial aid to expect

How to check FAFSA status and see how much financial aid to expect
How to check FAFSA status and see how much financial aid to expect

If you just completed your FAFSA form -- the free application for federal student aid -- you may be wondering when you'll find out just how much the federal government will kick in for your degree. Fortunately, checking the FAFSA status of your application is quick and easy.

How soon you can check your FAFSA status will depend on how you applied. If you filled out the FAFSA online like 98% of today's students, you should be able to check your FAFSA status within three to five days after applying, if not sooner, according to the U.S. Department of Education.