Understanding FAFSA

FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the application used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. The application is FREE and you can access the Federal Student Aid website here.  Below are some links to key graphics and videos that explain the basics about FAFSA, just to get you started. 

KEY DATES: FAFSA application deadlines for 2015-2016 are found here.


FSA Infographic  links:

 Simple Steps to Transfer Tax Information Into Your FAFSA (Graphic)

Who’s My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA? (Graphic)

Types of Federal Student Aid (Short Version) (Graphic)

Getting a Federal Student Loan (Graphic)

FSA YouTube video links:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process 

Federal Student Aid — Myths About Financial Aid 

FAFSA: Determining Your Dependency Status

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next 

How to Manage Your Student Loans 

Responsible Borrowing 

Repayment: What to Expect