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Filing Your FAFSA won't get you drafted!

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No, filing the FAFSA won't get you drafted

Stepped-up tensions in the Middle East have Americans discussing the potential for military conflict. Concerns about men 18 and older getting drafted if they file their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) trended all weekend on Twitter.

Yes, the FAFSA contains a line asking male applicants if they would like to register for the Selective Service, aka the military draft. However, federal law already requires male U.S. citizens and permanent residents between 18 and 25 to sign up for the Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. The FAFSA is simply making sure the applicant has done so.

In short, if there is a military draft, you won't be drafted because you filled out your FAFSA. Find more information.

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