How long does it take for the FAFSA to be processed?
Determining how long it will take to process the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) depends on how it is submitted, and if it is complete and correct when submitted. If the application is completed online with an e-signature, it can take 3 to 5 days to see its status. If a paper application is completed and submitted via mail, it can take 7-10 days. The status will indicate if the application was completed properly or if more information is necessary before the FAFSA is sent to the school.
For more information on the FAFSA, see the Financial Aid Center or read this article on Filling Out the FAFSA.
Source: Federal Student Aid