Understanding the FAFSA—A Guide to College Aid

Making sense of the FAFSA—the Free Application for Federal Student Aid—can be a challenge. But it doesn't have to be. With the help of this step-by-step guide, you will be able to breeze through the process.

Taking each section slowly is the best approach. The questions aren't meant to overhwhelm you—and they shouldn't! To make the process easier, each section offers helpful answers to the most common FAFSA questions. For additional assistance, you can also follow the helpful links that are provided .

Accuracy in filling out the application and meeting the submission deadline is key in receiving aid.

Click the link below to get a heads-up on the how-tos!