FAFSA Fast Facts
The quick and easy guide to filling out your FAFSA Form
College is expensive for a lot of us, so if you need help paying for it, there’s a way to get free financial aid. Here’s how.
Make sure to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in October of the year before you plan to attend college.
Here’s what you need to know about filling your form:
2.FAFSA gives you access to grants, work-study, student loans, and scholarships—$122 billion each year!
5.The earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive aid.
7.When you file, you’ll need a lot of financial records from yourself and your parents if you’re a dependent (Including social security numbers, W-2s, tax returns, bank accounts). This video sums it up.
10.Include a list of 10 schools you’re interested in; you can change your list later in the process.
12. You must reapply every year to maintain eligibility.