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Your child will probably first get a notification from each college that the financial aid office has received the FAFSA and is processing it, and you'll also hear from them if they need any additional information.

Your child won't hear anything else until after the admission decision is made. They’ll get their financial aid offer letter shortly after they receive their acceptance letter.

If it's getting close to the deadline for responding to the college and your child hasn’t heard anything about their financial aid offer, contact the college's financial aid office.