What is FAFSA?
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year Better to apply online than submitting a paper applicationFree federal application: visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/index.htm
The office of Federal Student Aid offers grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.Don’t let the sticker price intimidate you!See what your school tuition would realistically be after financial aid
Facts and Tips
FAFSA becomes available January 1st.
Submit FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 of the calendar year in which you plan to attend
school and need aid.
Check with each college for their priority filing deadline.
Documents you will need: You need your parent’s IRS tax form to determine your parents’ adjusted gross income in the last year https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm?execution=e1s1
Personal documents - Social security number - Drivers license number - If not US citizen- permanent residence card or alien registration number
When filing FAFSA, who is the parent?
Custodial- student lives with you more than 50% of the time and receives more than 50% of financial support
Adoptive: legal adoption via the family court
Step-parent- you married the student's parent
Foster parents, legal guardians, or other relatives do not supply their information on the FAFSA
Make sure to identify every possible school on your FAFSA
- Always put CCAC for safety
Additional FAQ: http://www.pheaa.org/college-planning/fafsa/fafsa-faq.shtml