I had some nervous moments today and thought I'd share my lesson learned in case it helps someone else out.
My son applied to more than 10 schools. You can only submit a maximum of 10 school requests at once on FAFSA. The requests have to be processed before you can delete schools, and then add the additional schools. Being the organized folks we are ;), we made an alphabetical list of his schools complete with school codes and went right down that list filling in the FAFSA form, submitting it for processing.
Until that form is processed you can't update the schools. Two of his schools have a Feb. 15th deadline, and the others were all Feb. 1. FAFSA is zipping right along with processing, and his form was processed in less than 24 hours. However, I was nail biting wondering if it would take longer and we would miss those last two schools' deadline. I was kicking myself for not having left the later schools till, well, later. If FAFSA is like the Common Application, things could slow down as the big deadlines draw near. So, if you have more than 10 schools, check the schools' deadlines as you fill out the form and triage. It probably won't be a problem, but your fingernails will thank you.