If this is your Senior year and you are planning on attending college, community college a technical school, or using A+ money, completing the FAFSA is a must. The FAFSA form is the application you will use to apply for federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education. Completing and submitting the FAFSA form is free, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or a technical school. Students may complete the FAFSA beginning on October 1st.
Before you can complete the FAFSA you and one parent must each create your own FSA ID. This can be done at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch. Your FSA ID has the same legal status as a written signature and is used to sign legally binding documents electronically. Do not share your FSA ID with anyone.
To create an FSA ID you will need your:
- Social security number
- Your own mobile phone number and/or email address
Before you begin applying for financial aid make sure that you have:
There is also a mobile app available. The 2020-2021 FAFSA form is available on the myStudentAid app, available on the App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).
Information is taken from the FAFSA website*