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How long does it take to process FAFSA

MeitouMeitou Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
How long does it take for the FAFSA to be processed? I submitted it today and want it to be processed by March Second.
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Replies to: How long does it take to process FAFSA

  • beoleinbeolein Posts: 645Registered User Member
    It tells you in the FAFSA instructions and information.
  • kelsmomkelsmom Posts: 12,282Super Moderator Senior Member
    It just takes a couple days to process. Watch for the email when it is processed, and make sure that there are no issues with it (such as not signed by a parent). You should meet your deadline with no problem.
  • MeitouMeitou Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    @kelsmom
    Thanks for your reply, my parents and I signed the FAFSA with out PIN's and the PIN is still being processed. Does the FAFSA process over night or just on business days? I know they have Sunday off.
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Posts: 5,091Registered User Senior Member
    Just a couple of data points:

    I submitted originally on 2/6/2012, the FAFSA site says it was processed on 2/7/2012.

    I did corrections today to bring in the IRS Link data, it says submitted 2/25/2012, processed 2/25/2012 (i.e., same day).
  • MeitouMeitou Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    Really? I submitted it yesterday and it hasn't been processed yet. Did you receive the confirmation email before or after 8 est:hours of business
  • notrichenoughnotrichenough Posts: 5,091Registered User Senior Member
    For the original submission I filed at 9:30 PM or so, and got the email at around 2 PM the following day.

    For the correction I did today, I haven't received any emails yet. None of the numbers changed because all I did was do the IRS Link, and I did it originally from my tax return, so everything was the same. I don't know if I will even get any emails from this.
  • kelsmomkelsmom Posts: 12,282Super Moderator Senior Member
    If you are waiting for PINs to be accepted in the federal database, your PINs must first be accepted in the federal system. After that, the FAFSA will process. It should be set by Monday, since this is not an especially busy time. If it takes until Tuesday or Wednesday, it's still not unusual.
  • MeitouMeitou Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    My pin has not yet been confirmed and it's already been 2 days. Is this normal?
  • MeitouMeitou Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
    Oh alright, I just hope nothing goes wrong. I'm REALLY paranoid...
  • kelsmomkelsmom Posts: 12,282Super Moderator Senior Member
    You'll be fine. Relax and give it another day or two.
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