Please remember to file your FAFSA report as soon as possible after you receive your W-2 forms and fill out your income tax forms. The federal government uses this report to determine who qualifies for the billions of dollars available for college bound students. It is on a first-come-first serve basis.
Most colleges and universities often use FAFSA information to award financial aid. You should check with the school your senior wishes to attend for their FAFSA deadline. Make sure the financial aid office at the school has all the information needed to determine eligibility for aid. If your senior is eligible, the school’s financial aid office will send an award letter showing the amount and types of aid the school will offer your son/daughter.
To file your FAFSA, simply go to www.fafsa.gov . Using the Web is the fastest way to file. However, if you need a paper FAFSA, you can download a copy from this website and mail it in. If you have questions, please call 1-800-4-FED-AID. After you apply, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR contains the information reported on your FAFSA and usually includes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid.
The FAFSA is free. Never pay to fill out this form!