Electronic filing is faster than filing a paper form. The process may be as many as 7-14 days faster if you complete the FAFSA online and electronically sign your application. Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid using FAFSA on the Web eliminates delays that can occur from mailing. Also, your FAFSA will be more accurate than a paper application, since the FAFSA on the Web has built-in edit checks to catch simple errors.
FAFSA on the Web is easy to navigate. Online help is available and more instructions are provided than on the paper FAFSA. In addition, unlike the paper form, the online FAFSA allows you to skip questions that don’t apply to you.