Guide to FAFSA

Helpful Resources for Completing the 2019 FAFSA!

Hello Spartans,

Many students and parents have questions about the FAFSA. This is a resource to help you with guides related to best practices for completing the FAFSA, which opens October 1st!

Remember, the sooner you complete the FAFSA, the more likely you are to receive grants & funding!

Every student should complete a FAFSA. Universities require the document for registration or to receive scholarship funds.


Kandace Lytle

STEM School Highlands Ranch

College & Career Counselor

FAFSA Night for Class of 2020 Parents & Students - Presentation Link Below

What is the FAFSA?

FAFSA Overview

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

Step 1 of the FAFSA: Create Your FSA ID

How to Create Your FSA ID

FAFSA Tips for Parents

FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents
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Go to The website offers the FAFSA How-To Guide in several languages, along with links and resources for both parents and students!

To file your FAFSA go to:

Financial Aid Infographics & Resources - Click Images for More Information!

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HELP! I forgot my FAFSA Passwords!

What To Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Password
What To Do If I Forgot My FSA ID Username


2020–21 FAFSA® Deadlines

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2021. Any corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 11, 2021.

College Deadlines

Each college or career school might have its own deadline. Check with the schools you’re interested in attending. You might also want to ask your school about its definition of an application deadline, whether it is the date the school receives your FAFSA form or the date your FAFSA form is processed.

Links to Scholarship Applications