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About Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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:

  • Pell Grant
  • Stafford Loan
  • Perkins Loan
  • Federal Work-Study Program

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:

Student Information

  • Marital status
  • Citizenship & state residency
  • Education history
  • Major course of study
  • Expected course workload
  • Interest in student loans & work study
  • Income taxes and deductions (including spouse's)
  • Spouse's income
  • Assets
  • Dependency status
  • Household 
  • List of schools you are interested in attending

Parent Information

  • Level of education
  • Income taxes & deductions
  • Household assets
  • Family members
  • State residency
  • Age

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Documents

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

Learn More

FAFSA- 7 Easy Steps


This tutorial guides students and parents through the FAFSA process. 
Each step offers a quick overview and helpful tips to complete the application.       
The Grand Canyon University School Code required in
step 2 is 001074