Updated: Oct 11, 2022
It's FAFSA Time!!!!!!
How do I fill out the FAFSA? What is the deadline for FAFSA? Get the answers now.
High school seniors will hear a lot about the FAFSA as they prepare for college; however, it is just as important for college, graduate, and professional students to complete the form each year as well. It is the only way that you will qualify for federal, state, and some institutional aid.
What is the FAFSA?
You must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you want to apply for federal and state financial aid. Many colleges and universities also require the FAFSA. You must submit it every year that you want aid.
How Do I Fill Out the FAFSA?
The best option is to complete the web-based version. It includes step-by-step instructions for completing the online version as well as preapplication worksheets. You can obtain a FASA ID, which is like your FAFSA login, and will also allow you to electronically sign the form too. If you have technical questions about the Web form, call 1-800-4-FED-AID. Federal Student aid FAFSA on the Web offers several benefits, including:
• You will get your Student Aid Report (SAR) sooner than with the paper or PDF forms.
• It will be more accurate, since the Web form has built-in edit checks to catch simple errors and you avoid errors introduced by the OCR process.
• You will save the federal government money by reducing their processing costs.
• Submitting the form online allows you to list up to ten colleges. getting easier to file every year!
Now, you can even file for free federal financial aid from your mobile device. (Hearing impaired individuals should call the TTY number 1-800-730-8913.) Note that Free Application for Federal Student Aid form may not be submitted before October 1, even
What is the Deadline for FAFSA?
The FAFSA deadline is the same every year: June 30. However, the federal government and many states award financial aid on a first come, first-serve basis, so it’s wise to submit the form as soon as possible after October 1.
Most states have their own FAFSA deadline. They either fall during the late winter/early spring months, or students are instructed to simply complete the form as soon as possible. Colleges and universities may also have their own FAFSA deadline. If you hope to qualify for state or institutional financial aid, you need to have your FAFSA submitted by these deadlines, rather than the June 30 federal deadline. Finally, colleges and universities may have their own financial aid form that supplements the FAFSA. These supplemental forms may provide a clearer picture of your financial circumstances and will greatly assist the college in creating an aid package for you.
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