Financial Aid & the FAFSA


The FAFSA is arguably the most important form for college and career school.

The FAFSA is 100% free to fill out and submit.

  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is created and coordinated by the U.S. Department of Education. It is safe and secure.
  • Nearly all colleges and career schools use the FAFSA to determine how much aid to offer each student. Financial aid funds are disbursed along a sliding scale of need and merit; the FAFSA is the most comprehensive and secure method of confirming a student’s position on that scale.
  • The federal government verifies the student’s information, but it is the colleges and/or programs that a student applies to that will use the info to dole out financial aid awards.
  • The FAFSA is a form. The use of “application” in the title is a bit of a misnomer. Anyone who submits the FAFSA will be eligible to receive financial aid.
  • On average, the FAFSA should take about 30-minutes to complete.
  • The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $120 billion in financial aid to help pay for college or career school each year.
Start the FAFSA by following this link!

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