What is FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is the first step in the financial aid process. You use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as grants, loans and work-study. In addition, most states and schools use information from the FAFSA to award non-federal aid.
FILLING OUT THE FAFSAFilling out the FAFSASM can be a straightforward and easy process. FAFSA on the Web (the online FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov) will guide you through the application; click on the “Start Here” button on the home page, and just follow the directions on the screen. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Getting a PIN
Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply
Logging In and Providing Your Basic Personal Information
Listing Colleges and/or Career Schools
Determining Your Dependency Status
Reporting Parents’ Information
Providing Financial Information
Signing and Submitting the FAFSASM
Taking the Next Steps