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You can complete the FAFSA each year beginning October 1. You don't have to wait for taxes to be filed; you will use tax info from two years ago!
Take the Free Application for Federal Student Aid one step at a time with this simple guide to the 2018-19 FAFSA.
Step-by-step instructions on using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import tax information directly into the FAFSA.
Ready to attend college, but need financial aid to help fund your education? Watch this video to learn the basics.
Learn how to create an FSA ID username and password so you can sign your FAFSA and Master Promissory Notes.
Check out this video to help you determine whether you're an independent or dependent student.
Watch this video to learn what to expect after completing the FAFSA.
Step-by-step instructions on applying for a Parent PLUS loan and tips for avoiding common mistakes.
Learn how financial aid appears on your university tuition and fee bill and how to access your bill online.
This video covers how to apply, the awarding timeline and helpful tips for finding a work-study job.
Learn what you need to do to maintain and keep your financial aid.
Don't let these myths about federal student aid keep you from applying for and getting money to help pay for college.
Follow along step-by-step as we go through the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Watch all the videos or skip around to where you need help.
Learn where to find your total federal student loan balance and loan servicer contact information.
Check out this video to learn about what to expect when your federal student loan enters repayment.
Learn how to change repayment plan, postpone or reduce your payments, or combine your federal student loans.
Thinking about taking out a federal student loan to help pay for college? Learn about your responsibilities as a borrower.