To help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), prepare all of the required documents listed below. Then follow 1 of our detailed guides: Online version (continue scrolling below) or use our question-by-question guide.
This guide will walk you through the why and how of the questions on FAFSA. If you are having trouble, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to address as many questions as possible or answer it in a future blog post. If you do have questions, you should consult a financial or legal professional. Or if you have specific FAFSA questions, FAFSA provides a support line (800-433-3243). The TDD number for hearing-impaired individuals is 1-800-730-8913.
Once you submit your FAFSA, plan ahead by applying to scholarships that fit your qualifications. To find the perfect fit, use our free college scholarship guides to sort through scholarships based on your eligibility, award amount and if you qualify for need-based aid.