What is the FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form that the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid. Submitting it is your key to accessing grants, scholarships, work-study programs and federal student loans.
Completing the FAFSA is the first step for anyone making college plans. But you should also know what other options are available and how much you can afford to borrow.
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How to Pay for College: Your Options
Your FAFSA Questions Answered
Your Guide to Financial Aid
Everything starts with the FAFSA. Submit the FAFSA each year youre in college it only takes 30 minutes on average to complete when youre prepared. Lets get started.
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