Free College Financial Aid Help

Financial Aid Resources to make applying easy!!!

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid Here

Make sure to not be fooled by copy-cat sites. Follow this link to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For a quick understanding of the Financial Aid process, first take a moment to watch these easy to understand video tutorials. In less than 20 minutes, you will feel confident with the Financial Aid process and how it works. Make sure to create your Federal Student Aid ID before applying. It only takes a second and is required before completing the FAFSA. Even more information concerning the A, B, C's of financial Aid can also be found at this Federal Student Aid website.

Free FAFSA Tutorials and FAQ Opportunities

Do you need a free step by step guide to filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Here are a few right at your finger tips. Follow these links to find websites that walk you through the process step by step:

Financial Aid TV

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

Florida Shines

Free FAFSA Workshops

Take advantage of the opportunities to meet with local financial aid experts to learn about financial aid and the Financial Aid process. All Seminars are free and open to all students and parents.

How can I find out the important deadlines?

Although there is no deadline for Federal Financial Aid, each state and post-secondary institution will have important deadlines to be aware of. Please use this link to become familiar with the dates that apply to your plans.

Application for Florida Grants and Scholarships including Bright Futures - Open Now

Students may apply for state-funded scholarships and grants by submitting the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). Seniors must apply prior to graduation to considered for eligibility. This is a separate application from the FAFSA and must be fill out to be considered for any state of Florida Financial Aid programs.

Just curious to see if you might qualify?

The FAFSA4castor is available to estimate your financial aid eligibility. Remember though, there is no better way to know for sure than filling out the actual application. Both are available at

Find your College Codes

Each College is assigned a code to enter on the FAFSA to request that your scores to request that your FAFSA scores be sent to them. Find the codes below.

Federal School Code Search

What can you be doing to get ready?

The FAFSA application is open for you to fill out. Take some time to become an expert with these fun tweets at

Financial Aid Guide for On-line students

Helpful tips in pursuing financial aid responsibly.

Jacksonville College Fair FAFSA Completion LAB

Make sure to take advantage of the opportunity at the Jacksonville College Fair FAFSA Completion Lab (on October 14th, 9 am - 1 pm at the Prime Osborn Convention Center) to meet individually with a professional from a local college and/or university to help you complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please make sure to bring:

  • Completed tax forms for 2016 and/or
  •  Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN) for each family member and working adults
  •  W2s, 1099s and other income forms
  •  Childcare provider name, address and tax ID
  •  Bank routing and account numbers for checking and savings accounts

Financial aid representatives will be onsite to provide FREE assistance with the FAFSA.

Please visit the DVIA Senior Page to stay updated on important senior deadlines.

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