The FAFSA

Information for you!

What is it?


The FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the application for federal, state and most college-based financial aid which can include grants, work-study and student loans. Submit the FAFSA after January 1 to apply for aid for the following academic year – and apply before your college’s priority date to get the best financial aid package.
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When can you start??

  • Start planning now (FAFSA checklist and FAFSA ID are in your folder)-this can be completed immediately
  • You can begin the FAFSA after your parents file their income taxes (after Jan. 1).