The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available starting October 1, 2019 for the 2020-21 school year. Students will use tax information from 2018 to submit the 2020-21 FAFSA. If you're completing the FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year, you'll use 2017 tax information. Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 to be considered for the most financial aid.

Watch a step-by-step video guide to the FAFSA.

See how to use the IRS Data Retrieval in the FAFSA.

 Get tips on using the myStudentAid mobile app.

Access FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions.

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Tips for Using Mobile App

You can now complete the FAFSA from your mobile device with the myStudentAid app. While the FAFSA app is convenient, we recommend completing the FAFSA on a desktop or laptop if one is available to you. The FAFSA on the web is easier to complete and more secure. If you choose to use the mobile app, here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Download the myStudentAid app (available for Apple or Android).
  • Use a secure Wi-Fi connection.
  • Your info will save after you complete each section.
  • Sign the FAFSA with your FSA ID. A hand drawn signature in the mobile app is not valid.
  • Only one person can make changes to your FAFSA at a time. Be sure to sign out of the FAFSA if your parent needs to sign in to add their info.
  • FAFSA Renewals are not available.
  • The 2019-20 FAFSA (if needed) must be completed online.