Complete your FREE Application for Federal Student Aid NOW!

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Help is available during CFHS P-T Conferences from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on 10/25 and 11/1

What is the FAFSA? It is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid!

If your student is going to college next year, an important step in the process begins October 1. The first step of the financial aid process is to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines a student’s eligibility for Federal Pell Grants and guarantees every student an opportunity for federal student loans. It is recommended that every student file the FAFSA form.

This year senior families should use 2017 taxes to file the FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year. The FAFSA is solely based off of 2017 taxes, so you won’t have to update the FAFSA with 2018 taxes. Visit www.fafsa.gov to file the form.

The FAFSA form became available on October 1st -- which means you can file the FAFSA now! Every college or university has their own deadline for the FAFSA -- some as early as December 1st -- so check out www.ICANsucceed.org/priority to find the priority dates for the schools your student is applying to.

College Application Week at CFHS

During the first couple of weeks of October. seniors were invited to presentations from college admissions counselors. Afterward, students filled out applications and created FSA ID numbers. Please see the pictures from this exciting week!! College Application Week at CFHS.

Not able to attend? Want to schedule an appointment for help in completing the FAFSA?

You can also visit a FAFSA Ready Iowa event which offers free assistance without an appointment. Visit www.icansucceed.org/fafsareadyiaevents to find a location near you.

If you have questions about paying for college, or would like free help filing your FAFSA, the Iowa College Access Network offers free resources for college planning and financial aid. You can visit their website, www.ICANsucceed.org/ to schedule an appointment or call their toll free number, 877-272-4692 to talk to an advisor.