Completing your FAFSA is an important step in paying for college. This form can be completed on the website at studentaid.gov or on the myStudentAid mobile app. The FAFSA form is not only your application for federal student aid, it is also used in determining your eligibility for certain state and school financial aid.
Students may begin to submit their FAFSA application for the upcoming academic year as early as October 1st. For students looking to start college in the Fall of 2021, they can file their FAFSA as early as this coming October 1st, 2020. Be sure to speak with your colleges about specific deadlines they may have for certain types of aid.
For more detailed information on filing the FAFSA and the different types of aid for which you may be eligible, click the short presentation below.