What is FAFSA???
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The data on your FAFSA is used to determine if you can get aid from the federal government, the state, many colleges and universities, and other private groups. There is no charge to complete and submit a FAFSA, whether you file online or on paper.
How do I apply?
Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to file. Both you and your parents must apply for a Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.). Income tax information for the last tax year for both you and your parents is needed. Estimates (best guesses) can be used at first; however, actual tax information must be turned in once taxes are complete.
When do I file the FAFSA?
The FAFSA should be filed during the spring semester of your senior year between Jan. 1 and March 1. Submitting it on time is VERY IMPORTANT so that you are considered for most types of financial aid. Remember, you have to get a P.I.N. before filing and this can take several weeks so get started early.
Learn more at FAFSA's Frequently Asked Quetsions website.