The (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), or FAFSA, is the first step in the financial aid process. Use it to apply for federal student financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, student loans, and college work-study. In addition, most states and schools use FAFSA information to award their financial aid. For instructions on how to complete the FAFSA, select Completing the FAFSA.
Before you apply for Financial Aid
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Filling out FAFSA
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Print out FAFSA Form
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Gather the documents you need.
Start with your Social Security Number, driver’s license, income tax returns, bank statements, and investment records.
|Print a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet. |
Write in your answers and gather your parents' information then transfer the data to FAFSA on the Web.
|Plan how to sign your FAFSA. |
Sign electronically with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or by mailing in a signature page.
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Speed up the process by signing your FAFSA electronically with your PIN. Your parent can sign electronically too.
|Check your eligibility for federal student aid.|
Note important deadlines.
To meet the Federal Student Aid deadline: