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FAFSA twice? (Sibling in college)

ansaransar Registered User Posts: 2,071 Senior Member
Hi all,

My brother did his FAFSA last year because he was a high school senior. Now, this year, he's, of course, a college freshman. This year I am applying to college. I did my FAFSA. I hear that if more than one sibling is in college/applying to college, the EFC is cut in half. Does my brother have to fill out a FAFSA this year again?

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Replies to: FAFSA twice? (Sibling in college)

  • swimcatsmomswimcatsmom Registered User Posts: 15,500 Senior Member
    Yes he does. If he does not he will get no aid. FAFSA must be completed every year.

    The part of the EFC based on parent income and assets is divided between the number of the family in college you listed on FAFSA. Any part based on the student's income/assets stays with that student. The EFC you get once you file your FAFSA has already taken into account the number in college.
  • kelsmomkelsmom Super Moderator Posts: 13,871 Senior Member
    And 0 will stay 0.

    Yeah, I actually do need to point that out. Can't tell you how many students have been upset that their aid package didn't change when a sibling started school ... but they had a 0 EFC in the first place. :)
  • OlymomOlymom Registered User Posts: 1,689 Senior Member
    Yes and he may want to check on his school's deadline. Some are Feb 1
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