Financial Aid for College

DEADLINE: March 2, 2016

FAFSA Overview

Types of Federal Student Aid
FAFSA Overview

What is an FSA ID?

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at

Do parents need FSA IDs?

Yes, a dependent student will need to have one of his or her legal parents sign the student’s FAFSA, so the parent needs an FSA ID as well. Find out which parent’s information should be listed on the FAFSA. It’s important to understand that the student and the parent may not share an FSA ID: Your FSA ID is your signature, so it has to be unique to you.

How to Create an FSA ID

FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college.

Provide some basic information and FAFSA will estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education.

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IMPORTANT: Ask your parents/guardians to complete their taxes ASAP so that you can use the most recent tax information for your FAFSA.

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

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