What's the difference between a paper FAFSA and a FAFSA on the Web?

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Electronic filing is faster than filing a paper FAFSA. The process may be as much as 7-14 days, faster if you use a PIN to electronically sign the application as soon as you complete the FAFSA. Submitting the FAFSA using the Web eliminates delays that can occur from mailing. Also, FAFSA on the Web edits the application before transmitting it to the U.S. Department of Education, ensuring that the application is ready to be processed.

To try out a practice FAFSA, download the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

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