How to apply for college financial aid

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Students gather on the Yale University campus under a sign that reads Welcome to Yale Class of 2025 in New Haven, Connecticut, on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Ted Shaffrey/Associated Press
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Students gather on the Yale University campus under a sign that reads Welcome to Yale Class of 2025 in New Haven, Connecticut, on Sunday, August 22, 2021. Ted Shaffrey/Associated Press

How to apply for college financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opened Oct. 1. Millions of families apply each year. The application has a few key changes this year, including no longer disqualifying students with a drug conviction.

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