What is FAFSA?
To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, and work-study programs, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.
Steps to filling out the FAFSA:
1. Complete your Tax Return as soon as possible.
2. Fill out the FAFSA form online; the button below will direct you to the site.
Having the following info/forms will help you fill out the FAFSA:
- Your social security number
- Your driver's license
- W-2 forms from two years prior & other records of an money earned
- You and/or your parents Federal Income Tax Return from two years prior
- Any untaxed income records for two years prior
- Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
- Records of any grants, scholarships, & fellowship aid that was included in you/your parents adjusted gross income (AGI)
- Any current bank statements
- Any currents business/investment mortgage info, business/farm records, stock, bonds, & other investment records
- Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen if applicable