How do I complete the FAFSA?

Filling out the FAFSA is easier than ever before!  To find out what financial aid you may be eligible for, the application must be filled out annually, usually after you complete your taxes. Before getting started make sure to gather all the necessary information that the FAFSA will ask for. 

Begin at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. First, you will create an FSA ID if you have not already done so. Next, login to the FAFSA with your FSA ID and select the correct year for which you want to complete a FAFSA. The FAFSA fiscal year is from July 1 - June 30 of the following year. Many times there are 2 FAFSAs open to complete at one time, if you are not sure which FAFSA to complete please contact your student advisor. Next, you will answer a series of questions. Students are always encouraged to link taxes using the Data Retrieval Tool, this will automatically import your tax information for you (currently the IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been disabled). Once you have signed and submitted your completed FAFSA with your FSA ID, you will receive an email letting you know it is processing after it has been successfully completed.  

**If you get stuck in the process, the best place to get answers is right from the source!  First use the help and FAQ linked from the FAFSA website, if you still can't find the answers you need there, feel free to reach out to us.

Here is the link to our live chat - then select New Student Financing.