Federal Student Aid Resources

Federal Student Aid (FSA) is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. FSA provides more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying college or career school. This page provides a selection of FSA resources for students and parents. This page will be updated periodically. Additional information and resources can be found on the FSA website (For Spanish speakers, click Español in the upper right-hand corner).

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

The 2022–23 FAFSA® application cycle has started. It’s important that students and parents to fill out the FAFSA® form as soon as possible so they don’t miss out on financial aid. Filling out the FAFSA® form is the first step to getting financial aid. It is the application required by all schools in awarding federal student aid to those who qualify.

The FAFSA® form helps you get access to get:

  • Federal grants
  • Federal student loans
  • Federal work-study
  • State loans
  • State grants and scholarships
  • Grants and scholarships from other organizations

To make it easier, there are two ways designed to help you complete your FAFSA® form:

  1. Download the myStudentAid app (available on iOS and Android) and conveniently fill it out on a mobile device
  2. Or visit fafsa.gov to complete the FAFSA® form on your mobile device or laptop. For Spanish speakers, click Español in the upper right-hand corner.

State and School FAFSA® Deadlines

State and School FAFSA® deadlines vary. Click here to determine your state’s and school’s FAFSA® deadline.

Fill out the FAFSA® form today!

Check for updates and reminders on Federal Student Aid’s social media channels:          

Check here for the latest announcements on federal student aid programs. 

PSLF Waiver Offers Way to Get Closer to Loan Forgiveness

On Oct. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced a change to Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules for a limited time as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. The limited waiver is through October 31, 2022.

  • For a limited time, you may receive credit for past periods of repayment on loans that would otherwise not qualify for PSLF.

  • If you have FFEL, Perkins, or other federal student loans, you’ll need to consolidate your loans into a Direct Consolidation Loan to qualify for PSLF both in general and under the waiver. Before consolidating, make sure to check to see if you work for a qualifying employer.

  • Past periods of repayment will now count regardless of whether you made a payment, made that payment on time, for the full amount due, on a qualifying repayment plan.

  • Periods of deferment or forbearance, and periods of default, continue to not qualify.

Note: The qualifying employment requirement has not changed.

Which PSLF Requirements Are Waived

Here’s what’s changed and what’s unchanged as of Oct. 6, 2021.

Normal PSLF Requirements
Changes Until Oct. 31, 2022
  • Receive credit only on Direct Loans
  • Repay under the Standard Plan or an IDR plan
  • Make on-time payments
  • Need to be employed fulltime for a qualifying employer in order to receive credit
  • Can only receive forgiveness if working for a qualifying employer at the time of application and forgiveness
  • If you received Teacher Loan Forgiveness, the period of service that led to your eligibility cannot also count toward PSLF
  • Receive credit for periods of repayment on Direct, FFEL, or Perkins Loans
  • Periods of repayment under any plan count
  • Periods of repayment on loans before consolidation count, even if on the wrong repayment plan
  • Periods of repayment where your payments were made late or for less than the amount due count
  • Periods of repayment on loans before consolidation count, even if paid late, or for less than the amount due
  • Need to be employed full time for a qualifying employer in order to receive credit
  • Can receive forgiveness even if not employed or not employed by a qualifying employer at the time of application and forgiveness
  • If you received Teacher Loan Forgiveness, the period of service that led to your eligibility will count toward PSLF (if you certify employment for PSLF for that period)

Learn more on how to apply for the limited waiver of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

College Scorecard

College Scorecard is available online and through the myStudentAid app.

Students can find information that is more customized to them including information about how much money they might earn based on what they choose to study. Students can even compare up to 10 schools at a time. In addition, students can now find customized, accessible, and relevant data on potential debt and earnings based on fields of study (including for 2-year programs, 4-year degrees, certificate programs, and some graduate programs), graduation rates, and even apprenticeships.  

Federal Student Aid Videos on the Federal Aid Process

FAFSA Overview:

FAFSA Overview – Spanish Captioned

Overview of the Financial Aid Process:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process Video – Spanish Captioned

Types of Federal Student Aid:

Types of Federal Student Aid Video – Spanish Captioned

How to Fill Out the FAFSA:

How to Fill Out the FAFSA – Spanish Captioned

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next:

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next – Spanish Captioned

More Federal Student Aid videos can be found on their YouTube channel.

Federal Student Aid Resources (English and Spanish):





Federal Student Aid Website Resources:

Federal Student Aid Printed Materials

FSA no longer prints or delivers FSA publications.

FSA’s current offering of publications and resources will continue to be available electronically.

  • You can visit the Financial Aid Toolkit’s resource page for tools and resources (including electronic versions of publications) that you can use in your financial aid awareness outreach to students and parents.
  • Please direct students and parents to StudentAid.gov/resources so they can view electronic versions of publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help them prepare and pay for college or career school. StudentAid.gov is FSA’s informational website for students, parents, and borrowers.

Printed copies of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form will continue to be made available. Students and parents who do not have access to the internet can request a printed-out copy of the FAFSA PDF (in English, Spanish, or Braille) by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913). FSA will no longer provide bulk shipments of FAFSA forms to institutional customers (e.g., high schools and postsecondary schools).