2016 FAFSA! Everything You Need to Know

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Don’t delay … fill out the FAFSA today!


If You’re a Student …

You’re going to want to fill out the FAFSA sooner rather than later. 

First and foremost, you’ll need a FAFSA ID. You’ll also want to gather these 7 things before heading online. And you’ll want to know what info about your parents you may – or may not – need.

Once you’ve gathered all the necessary info, you’ll want to follow these 7 steps to fill out and complete the FAFSA.

Worried about making a mistake? Don’t be. We’ve got tips and info about how to avoid pitfalls.

John King on filling out the FAFSA

WATCH: Acting Secretary John King on the importance of the FAFSA.

If You're a Parent ...

If you’re a parent of a college-bound child, the financial aid process can seem a bit overwhelming. Don't worry!

Check out our Parent Guide and learn why you’ll need your own FSA ID.

Students and Parents REMEMBER ...

You DO NOT have to wait until you file your income taxes to fill out the FAFSA!

Completing the FAFSA is the single, most important thing ALL STUDENTS can do to get help paying for college.

Know someone seeking money for college? Help us spread the word!


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