To apply for federal student financial aid, and many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In part, the information you provide on your FAFSA determines your eligibility for financial aid.
Before completing the FAFSA on the Web, we strongly recommend viewing the video below and reading these time-saving suggestions from the FAFSA website.
Students and parents will need to create an FSA ID in order to electronically sign the FAFSA. Then, complete the FAFSA on the Web at https://fafsa.gov, following all instructions given. Most questions and problems can be answered or avoided by reading and following all instructions.
Before you begin the 2018-2019 (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and Summer 2019 classes) FAFSA, have a copy available of your and, if applicable, your parent(s)' completed 2016 income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or EZ) and/or 2016 W-2 forms available as these items are needed to complete your FAFSA. Often, tax information—especially taxes paid—is entered incorrectly and the appropriate corrections must be made later. If you need to obtain tax documentation, you can do so from the IRS website.
For additional information or help, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov or call 1-800-433-3243.