What is the FAFSA & Should I Fill it Out?
FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid".
What does that mean for you? Free money!
The FAFSA is used to determine how much financial assistance you need to pay for school.
Most schools require you to fill out the FAFSA to be eligible for any of their academic/merit scholarships. No FAFSA could mean no scholarship even if you aren't eligible for federal aid.
Tuition Incentive Program: You must file a FAFSA to be eligible for this money! (See details below)
The FAFSA is used by Federal Student Aid, an office of the Department of Education. As a federal program, you can count on your information to be safe and secure.
2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Completing the FAFSA is the first step towards receiving federal financial aid (Pell grants,
federal loans, and work-study) as well as many local and institutional scholarships!
Step 1: Documents needed (if applicable) for 2023-2024 FAFSA
Parents’ 2023 Federal Income Tax Return form
Parents’ 2023 W-2s and other records of money earned
Student’s 2023 Federal Income Tax Return form
Student’s 2023 W-2s and other records of money earned
Current Bank Statements
Records of Investments and Assets (see FAFSA Completion Tips for details)
2023 Social Security Income
Child Support Received and/or Paid in 2023
Any Other Income Received in 2023, including Untaxed Income
Step 2 Create FSA IDs
Students need an FSA ID to submit the FAFSA. One parent also needs an FSA ID if
student is dependent for financial aid purposes (not if they’re claimed as a depended on taxes).
Student and parent need separate email addresses to create their FSA IDs.
Step 3 Complete the FAFSA
Apply for FAFSA and select 2023-2024 FAFSA!