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 2021–22 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:
- Download the myStudentAid app (available on iOS and Android) and conveniently fill it out on a mobile device
- 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 here for the latest announcements on federal student aid programs.
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
Overview of the Financial Aid Process
Types of Federal Student Aid
More Federal Student Aid videos can be found on their YouTube channel.
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).