The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. Administrated by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting postsecondary education by providing money for college to eligible students.
The FASFA will help determine your eligibility for nine of the federal student aid programs along with over 600 state financial aid programs that may be available including Pell grants and work-study programs.
The most common types of aid include:
The application process begins on January 1 each year and aid is provided on a first come, first serve basis, so you are encouraged to complete a FAFSA Application as soon as possible.
The FAFSA form is long, so it is helpful to have several pieces of information handy when you start to fill out the form:
|Free Application for Federal Student Aid||2013-2014||2014-2015|
|Parent FAFSA Refusal Form||2013-2014||2014-2015|
|Petition for Special Circumstances - Marital Status Update||2013-2014||2014-2015|
|Petition for Special Circumstances - Loss of Income/Cost of Attendance||2013-2014||2014-2015|
|Dependency Status Override Form||2013-2014||2014-2015|
|Filing Status Confirmation Form - Parent||2014-2015|
|Filing Status Confirmation Form - Student||2014-2015|