FAFSA - what is it?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in your financial aid journey. It is a free and quick application process that gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college!

The FAFSA is an online form created by the U.S. Department of Education that helps determine how much financial aid a student can receive. It considers factors like family income, assets, and size to calculate a Student Aid Index (SAI) which determines your eligibility for federal student aid. Many states, colleges, and private aid providers rely on your FAFSA to determine eligibility for their respective aid programs.

Disclaimer: Due to the FAFSA Simplification and FUTURE Acts passed by Congress, there are a significant number of changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FAFSA CHANGES AND HOW THEY MAY AFFECT YOU!