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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school. 


Everything you need to know about filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is required by all colleges that give federal grants, scholarships, or loans. The FAFSA can be filed beginning on October 1st for the academic year that begins the following September. 

The FSA ID

The FSA ID is a username and password combination that serves as a student’s or guardian's identifier to allow access to personal information in various U.S. Department systems and acts as a digital signature on some online forms. Students and guardians, if the student is dependent, need to create a FSA ID before beginning the FAFSA. 

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid

View and download comprehensive resources about grants, loans and work study from the U.S. Department of Education. Available in both English and Spanish.

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid

Information from the U.S. Department of Education about receiving their grants, finding financial aid in general, and managing student loans. 

The "Smart Student" Guide to Financial Aid

Information about paying for college: How to find and access loans and scholarships. Sponsored by an education lender. 

College Scorecard

Compare colleges to see which ones are the best value for you, based on the net price calculator, graduation rates and more.