Common FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid

It isn't easy, filling out college forms for FAFSA -- the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In trying to determine how much financial aid you or your child are eligible for, you're likely to make at least one error (although corrections can be made later).

Lynn O'Shaughnessy, who covers colleges for U.S. News & World Report, recently gave some tips to avoid FAFSA flubs. We'll cover them here, but before we do, remember that there are also web videos to help explain how to apply for college financial aid, and that make it fun. Here's one of our favorites: