Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

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    Did You Know?

    • 92 percent of students from low-income households will receive financial aid for college
    • 85 percent of students have a chance of receiving student financial aid
    • $24 billion in financial aid goes unclaimed each year

     

    Get Your Money!

    To get this money for college, all students need to do is fill out one form – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This free application determines a student’s eligibility for need-based federal financial aid for college. Students should complete this application as soon as possible to increase their chances of receiving money for tuition and fees, books, room and board, and other related college expenses. 

     

    Types of Financial Aid

    • federal grants (government awards based on merit and/or need - recipient does not have to pay back);
    • institutional grants (aid offered to students by the schools they plan to attend - recipient does not have to pay back);
    • scholarships (money awarded on an academic basis or any criteria created by the organization or individual who is giving the award - recipient does not have to pay back);
    • work-study (financial support from a university in the form of a job, wherein the student works along with going to school);
    • and loans (usually from banking systems, with the understanding that the money awarded will be paid back).

     

    What's Needed to Complete the FAFSA?

    • Both students and parents must create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID at fsaid.ed.gov
    • Required PARENT information includes:
      • parent FSA ID
      • 2017 Federal Income Taxes, W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
      • bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
      • Social Security number or alien registration number
      • driver’s license number (if applicable)
      • marital status (dates)
      • parent names and birth dates
    • Required STUDENT information includes:
      • Student FSA ID
      • 2017 Federal Income Taxes, W-2 Forms and other records of money earned (if applicable)
      • bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
      • Social Security number or alien registration number
      • driver’s license number (if applicable)
      • name and birth date

     

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