Do I have to fill out the FAFSA every year? is not affiliated with the Department of Education. The FAFSA can be filed for free, without professional assistance at

Yes, most academic financial aid offices require that you re-apply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA application every year you're enrolled in school.

One important reason you should fill out your FAFSA every year: your eligibility for financial aid can differ from year to year. Factors that can affect your financial aid eligibility can include changes in your family's economic status as well as the number of family members enrolled in college at the same time as you.

After your first year of school, you'll receive a FAFSA Renewal Application, which will fill out most of your information from your previous FAFSA application.

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