Although promising changes have been made recently (such as allowing prior-prior year tax filing submissions), the FAFSA as a physical form remains elusive. It includes dozens of redundant questions (many of which aren't even used for financial aid, they're just holdover questions), takes an average of 1-3 hours to complete, and uses language that eludes even legal experts. These complexities cause thousands of students every year to download, start, but never complete the FAFSA. 30% of all applicants whoe families earn less than $20k never file a FAFSA. It's time a for redesign.