• 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 application
    Free 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

             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