What is the FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step you must take toward getting financial aid such as grants, federal loans, federal work study, and need-based scholarships. The colleges you apply to will use the report sent to them from FAFSA to determine what aid you qualify for in order to put together your financial aid package.
But filling out the FAFSA isn't so straightforward. Before you submit your FAFSA, be sure to read over StudentAdvisor's treasure trove of financial aid resources to make sure you understand the application process and the implications of accepting certain forms of financial aid.
Take a look at some of the Financial Aid advice available on StudentAdvisor. You might even want to bookmark this page for future reference!
- State FAFSA Deadlines for 2012 – 2013
- Time to Fill Out the FAFSA! Are You Ready to Apply for Financial Aid?
- Applying for Student Aid: Taking the Fear out of FAFSA
- What is the FAFSA? A StudentAdvisor Financial Aid Crash Course
- Am I Eligible for Federal Financial Aid?
- Why Should I Fill Out The FAFSA?
- FAFSA 2012: 3 Things You Need to Do Before Applying for Financial Aid
StudentAdvisor Community Help:
- Can I get federal aid if my school does not take FAFSA?
- Do I need to submit another FAFSA application?
- When would be a good time to add the schools I will be applying to my FAFSA?
- Is there an easy way to fill out the FAFSA?
- How long does the FAFSA take to fill out?
- What is the CSS/Profile?
- Ask a FAFSA Question
- College Financial Aid Advice (A StudentAdvisor discussion group)
View the entire Glossary of College & Education Terms
Updated January 2014