The Federal Government can help pay for your school at any accredited institution. To get this help, you need to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year. The application opens Oct. 1st each year. The sooner you can fill it out, your better chance for funds. You will need to gather a few things before starting. Follow the steps below to make sure you have access to this great source of funds.
1. Get FSA ID
Before applying for FAFSA, you need to have an ID that can be created here: FSA ID
2. Use the FAFSA Worksheet to gather all needed documentation
Print out this FAFSA worksheet to complete all needed information before applying for the FAFSA.
3. Complete FAFSA
Complete the online FAFSA application each year. This link directs you to the application and lots of other resources and information about FAFSA.
4. See additional resources for funding your education
College Financial Aid Advice has a number of additional resources, suggestions, and information on making the most of your financial aid.