101: FAFSA

101: FAFSA

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a federal application that will determine a student’s eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. All students who wish to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs must complete the FAFSA. Many states and most institutions of higher education require that a student completes the FAFSA in order to receive state or institutional aid.

Who Should Fill out the FAFSA?

  1. Ideally, every student looking to attend college should complete the FAFSA.
  2. FAFSA applicants must be a legal resident of the United States or a U.S. citizen.

Over two million borrowers have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which determines a student’s eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study. Our ‘101: FAFSA’ explains what the FAFSA is, the types of questions asked on the application, and what happens after a student completes the FAFSA.

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