FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
The most important part of financial aid is filing the FAFSA form. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Pay close attention to the word FREE. You should NEVER have to pay to file your FAFSA. The only website you should use
for this purpose is www.fafsa.gov
Pay close attention to deadlines as you apply for financial aid. State-imposed deadlines for state-funded aid appear on FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov. Because schools may have their own deadlines for federal campus-based and school financial aid, students should directly contact financial aid administrators at their prospective schools to determine if schools have their own application forms for aid and to confirm school deadlines.
Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) and correct any errors, if necessary, in the information supplied on the FAFSA. Students can make changes to data on the SAR by visiting FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.govand clicking on ‘View and Print Your Student Aid Report.'