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Links to FAFSA.gov

Easy links to FAFSA official website application, PIN, help and more. The official FAFSA site, provided by the US federal Department of Education, is fafsa.gov or fafsa.ed.gov. We have provided links below to the pages of the official FAFSA site to assist you in your student financial aid process.

Note: The FAFSA application forms for both 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 school years are available now. We have links to the forms below.

Last updated on December 7 2016 by College Financial Aid Advice

What Does FAFSA Stand For?

FAFSA Official Website

FAFSA Official website - www.fafsa.gov or www.fafsa.ed.gov

If you are new to apply for college, you probably are thinking, What does FAFSA stand for? FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is a free form, from the Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education. FAFSA is your gateway to be considered for 9 different federal student aid programs such as Federal Pell Grants, over 600 different state aid programs, and most of the institutional aid programs at private and public colleges and universities in the U.S.

FAFSA is also required for consideration to receive financial aid for specific student populations such as athletes, students with dependents, and military and their dependents.

The U.S. Department of Education begins accepting the FAFSA applications beginning January 1 of each year for the upcoming academic year. Most federal, state, and institutional aid are considered on the basis of first come, first served. Therefore, students should submit their FAFSA applications as early as possible to be considered for maximum financial assistance.



FAFSA.gov Links to FAFSA Official Website

Here are the major links to the official FAFSA site, where you can download forms or file your FAFSA online - all for free! Many of the forms are available in both English and Spanish.

FAFSA 2017-2018

Printable FAFSA Forms

FAFSA.gov offers printable FAFSA forms that you can either fill out on the screen and print the completed form, or print out the blank form to complete the printable FAFSA application.

If you don’t have access to the internet or a printer, you can request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243. It takes about 3 weeks to process a paper FAFSA, so an online submission is preferred. Over 98% of students submit their FAFSA application online.

To download a pdf printable version of the 2017-2018 FAFSA Application, right-click to download the PDF FAFSA 2017-2018 Application

To download a pdf printable version of the 2016-2017 FAFSA Application, right-click to download the PDF FAFSA 2016-2017 Application


Help with FAFSA

FAFSA.gov offers some tips for help with FAFSA applications. Refer to the link below for help from the FAFSA official website.

www.fafsa.ed.gov/help

FAFSA4caster FAFSA Estimator Tool

FAFSA4caster tool is an online FAFSA estimator offered by FAFSA.gov. You can enter some basic information, and it will estimate your eligibility for federal financial aid, such as Pell Grants, Work-Study and Direct Stafford Loans.

For the link to this FAFSA estimator tool, see studentaid.ed.gov


FAFSA on the Web Worksheet

This FAFSA on web worksheet is available online as a pdf. This printable FAFSA form is designed to be used as a FAFSA worksheet to print out and prepare your information before you enter it online.

For the link to this FASFA on the web worksheet, see studentaid.ed.gov


Sample FAFSA Form - FAFSA Demo

One way to get more help with FAFSA is to use the FAFSA Demo tool. This online sample FAFSA form allows you to enter information into online on the FAFSA.gov site, into a demo account. This is the best way to get comfortable with the FAFSA site and FAFSA online app before you use if for your application.

For the link to this sample FASFA form to use as an online demo, see studentaid.ed.gov


FAFSA Online Application

At the official FAFSA website, you can complete your application FAFSA free online. This is the preferred method to submit your FAFSA, and it is free from the official FAFSA site.

Use this link to create, update, renew or submit your FAFSA application form online. www.fafsa.ed.gov


FSA ID

You need a FSA ID to make changes to your electronic FAFSA or to file your FAFSA online. It is strongly recommended that you obtain a FSA ID as soon as possible, and if you previously had a FAFSA PIN, you can link them. If you are a dependent student, you will need one for the parent and one for the student. Note: this replaces the old FAFSA Application PIN Number

Use this link to create or edit your FSA ID. fsaid.ed.gov


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