FAFSA Free Application For Federal Student Aid

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    How can I learn more about financial aid? You can view the district PowerPoint on financial aid. Should you have questions, we encourage you to reach out to your school's counseling staff. 

     

    What is FAFSA? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a document that colleges around the country use to determine the amount of financial aid to award to students. Any student wanting to receive any type of federal aid must complete the form.

    How do I complete the FAFSA? Students and parents/guardians can complete the FAFSA electronically by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Both the student and the parents are required to create an FSA ID, which is used to confirm your identity and to electronically sign your federal student aid documents. Students and parents will need their Social Security Numbers and access to 2017 tax returns, if applicable. Step-by-step instructions are available as you complete each section.

     

    When is the deadline? The federal deadline to submit an online application for the 2018-2019 academic year is June 30, 2019. However, you want to submit your application as soon as possible after it becomes available on October 1st of each year to ensure that you are able to receive all the federal and state grant aid for which you are eligible. Most colleges and universities also set priority deadlines for FAFSA completion.


    How can I get help completing my FAFSA? Please contact your counselor with additional questions. If you and your parents still need assistance, please contact Laura Nichols at lnichols@tps501.org