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Well, I guess the "good" news is that we'll actually have a (legitimately) low EFC this year, so the FAFSA filing is much more than a formality this time around.
However, I have a question regarding the Simplified Needs Test. From the IRS site, it appears that we will QUALIFY to file 1040A, but it refers to the choice to itemize deductions and file 1040 instead.
The general descriptions from FAFSA say that if you "qualify" to file the 1040A, you meet the simplified needs test.
However, the finaid calculator says that you don't qualify "If itemized deductions from Schedule A were used"..... this seems like a discrepancy in definition to me???