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Common Mistakes to Avoid

Common mistakes made on the FAFSA

  1. Leaving items blank on the FAFSA. Nothing should be left blank. If the appropriate response is zero then enter zero.
  2. Always include household size and number in college.
  3. Make sure that Eastern Illinois University (001674) is listed as the first school of choice.
  4. Make sure the correct grade classification is listed, according to cumulative credit hours from all institutions attended, at the start of the academic year.
  5. To receive full consideration for all financial aid programs, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1.