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In The FAFSA Process , Is Electronic Filing Really Faster ?

Electronic filing is faster than filing a paper form. The process may be as much as 7-14 days faster if you electronically sign your application as soon as you complete it. Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid using FAFSA on the Web or another electronic product eliminates delays that can occur from mailing. Also, FAFSA on the Web edits your application before you transmit, ensuring that the data you transmit to the U.S. Department of Education is ready to be processed.

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