Note: The FAFSA application forms for 2021-2022 is available now. The form for 2022-2023 will be available on October 1, 2021. Most people apply online. We have the printable forms and links to the website below.
FAFSA Official website - https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
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 October 1 of each year for the next fall 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 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.
FAFSA.gov (now studentaid.ed.gov) offers some tips for help with FAFSA applications. Refer to the link below for help from the FAFSA official website.
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/sa/fafsa/estimate
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. It is sometimes used at college financial aid workshops.
For the link to this FAFSA estimator tool, see studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2020-21-fafsa-worksheet.pdf
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
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. studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
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
FAFSA Application - The 2021-22 FAFSA application is available now