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DRAFT FAFSA Form/Instructions

PublicationDate: 8/25/2000
Summary: DRAFT FAFSA Form/Instructions
Author: PSS - Program Systems Service

Posted on August 25, 2000

An "all-but-final" version of the 2001-2002 FAFSA has been posted to IFAP. This version, which has been cleared by OMB, contains updated state deadlines and year 2000 IRS tax line items. As a final check before we go to print, we are posting the FAFSA to IFAP for review by interested financial aid professionals. The period of review is from 8/25/2000 through the end of 9/8/2000.

To see this draft:

1) Go to IFAP at
2) Click on "Current SFA Publications"
3) Scroll down and click on "FAFSAs and Renewal FAFSAs"
4) Click on "By 2001-2002 Award Year"
5) Click on "
DRAFT FAFSA Form/Instructions"

You will need version 4.0 of the free Acrobat Reader software to properly view the file.

This draft, dated 8/24/2000, includes updated IRS line items, based on the latest drafts of the 2000 IRS tax returns. You can view the drafts we used to update the FAFSA at the IRS' website at

The 2000 W-2 and W-2 instructions are final. They are also available on the IRS' website at

We are testing variations of the drug question wording (Question 35) with students now. We will post revised wording to Question 35 to IFAP separately.

If you find errors on the FAFSA, please e-mail them to by 9/8/2000 with the subject line "2001-2002 FAFSA Final Review." Comments and suggestions for improvements are welcome, and will be considered during development of the 2002-2003 FAFSA.

Last Modified: 08/27/2000