Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, can be challenging, especially while weighing the options of which college to attend, applying for scholarships and studying for the ACT or SAT — all while trying to finish your senior year. Help is here! We have gathered some resources to assist you as you prepare for the FAFSA application process.
StudentAid.gov – The Student Aid website offers complete information on receiving federal financial aid for college. It offers a Federal Student Aid Information Center that helps students complete the FAFSA and provides the public with free information about all aid programs.
Finish the FAFSA in Five Steps / FAFSA Facts – This publication provides a step-by-step guide designed to help students and their parents successfully complete and submit the FAFSA while answering some commonly asked questions.
FAFSA Dependency Questionnaire – This form provides the criteria used to determine if a FAFSA applicant will be classified as a dependent or independent student.
Types of Financial Aid – Check out this link for information on the numerous types of federal financial aid available offered to assist with college expenses.
FAFSA Parent Flyer – A publication for parents with helpful information and links on FAFSA completion.
Understanding School Financial Aid Offers – Understanding your financial aid offer and knowing which types of funding to accept or decline is crucial. Be smart, be educated. This link offers information on financial aid packages and comparing your offers.
The 2023-24 FAFSA becomes available on Oct. 1. Use these resources to make sure you’re ready to complete this application as soon as possible!