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Lots of students apply to lots of colleges - not everybody has narrowed it down to one or a few! But when completing your financial aid application at fafsa.ed.gov, the government site limits students to listing a maximum of 10 schools at a time.

Why does FAFSA® only allow 10 schools?

The 10-school limit is due to the government software program that transfers student information to a processing center.

How to add more schools on the government site

To add additional colleges on the government site, students need to log back in couple days later, after their FAFSA® has initially been processed by the Department of Education, then delete certain schools from their list and replace them with new ones.

Something to look out for

If a student adds new schools and then subsequently makes a change to their FAFSA®, the updated information will only be sent to the 10 most recently listed schools. To provide the new information to the full list of schools, a student will again need to delete schools from their list and re-enter the previously deleted schools.

A tool to make this hassle go away

The Mos financial aid tool does this work for you so you can list as many schools to which you are interested in applying.

Have you applied for all the financial aid you qualify for? Only one way to be sure…

Every year, the federal and state governments give out billions of $$$ in financial aid to students to help meet the costs of a college education. Don’t miss out on aid money that could save you or your parents a lot of hard-earned cash over the course of a degree. Mos (at www.mos.comis the only financial aid tool that combines the applications for all 500+ federal and state financial aid programs into one super easy-to-use interface. Give it a try for free at mos.com and make sure you get all the financial aid money you qualify for today!

As a reminder, federal and state government operate financial aid programs. Many have their own applications, FAFSA® being the most important one. Mos is not affiliated with the Department of Education or any state agencies. Mos helps students with their FAFSA® for free, and the FAFSA® is also always available from fafsa.gov.

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