How to Check FAFSA Status

It's that time again. College acceptances are starting to arrive, and students already enrolled in college need to prepare for next year's finances. It's also time to complete online the federal government's Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Checking on your FAFSA status after submitting the online form is easier than you'd think.

Because the need for student aid has increased recently, it's no time to procrastinate. Colleges urge students to apply early to facilitate the procedure and FAFSA also has expedited processing of the forms. Although FAFSA filing only started on Jan. 1, students can now check their FAFSA status within three to five days after submitting the form.