Now that January 1st has passed, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms are now available. FAFSA must be completed by all students who want to be considered for need-based and non-need-based federal and state aid programs.
There are three ways to complete the FAFSA:
Online FAFSA requires you create your account on FAFSA on the Web and then login. Students and parents should apply for their own individual PINs to use as their signature. Don’t forget to jot down your PINs now for easy reference later. When you submit your FAFSA online, print out the confirmation page and file it in a safe place.
PDF FAFSA is an application which can be printed and filled out by hand or completed on the screen and then printed. Either way, you will need to mail the form. Save a copy for your records.
Paper FAFSA forms can be requested by calling 800.433.3243 and then mailed. Save a copy for your files.
There are many resources available to help you complete your FAFSA:
- Call the FAFSA hotline at 800.433.3243 to speak with a customer service representative or chat live online with a customer service rep.
- Use the FAFSA on the Web Worksheets to help you get organized.
- Get help filling out your FAFSA from NerdScholar.
Please note deadlines for the FAFSA differ from school to school. But, don’t delay— the earlier your application is reviewed, the more money there may be available.