FAFSA FSA ID
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.
Create an FSA ID now, go for it! Apply for FSA ID before starting the FAFSA application, begin here.
Beginning October 1st, 2021
- The FAFSA is called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Free is in the name! You should never pay anything to file your FAFSA. If you have questions about filling out the FAFSA, check with your high school to see if they know of any free FAFSA workshops in the area. You can also contact the colleges you are considering to ask your questions.
- While the FAFSA is free, some colleges require the CSS Profile. Just like college applications and the SAT and ACT, there are fee waivers available for the CSS Profile. You will find out if you qualify for a fee waiver by filling out the CSS Profile.
This will help you understand your options for paying for college.Provide some basic information and we'll estimate your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the "College Cost Worksheet" where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go towards your college education.Go ahead and get started now! If you need help for a question, read the Help and Hints on the right.
The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a document that students can fill out to help them break down the costs associated with going to the college of their choice. Line items include the estimated cost of attendance (tuition fees, housing and meals, books, transportation, etc.), total grants and scholarships to pay for college, loan options, federal work-study, etc. Print, fill out, be ready. Click Here