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Understanding and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a crucial step in securing financial support for your education. This page provides essential information and resources to help you navigate the FAFSA process.

By filling out the FAFSA, the burden of college expenses can be significantly reduced, making higher education more affordable. FAFSA is designed to help students from all financial backgrounds. Even if you think you might not qualify, it’s worth applying.

Many scholarships and state aid programs require a completed FAFSA. Don’t miss out on these additional funding sources.


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        What is FAFSA?

        The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that determines your eligibility for federal financial aid, including grants, loans, and work-study programs. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in accessing financial support for college or career school.

        Why complete the FAFSA?

        Access Financial Aid: The FAFSA is used to apply for federal student aid, which can significantly reduce the cost of your education.
        State and School Aid: Many states and colleges use your FAFSA information to award their own financial aid.
        Scholarships: Some scholarships require a completed FAFSA as part of their application process.

        Who should complete the FAFSA?

        High School Seniors: If you’re planning to attend college next year, you should fill out the FAFSA.
        Current College Students: You need to complete the FAFSA each year to continue receiving financial aid.
        Adults Returning to School: If you’re returning to school or enrolling for the first time, the FAFSA can help you access financial aid.

        How to Complete the FAFSA

        The FAFSA form becomes available on October 1 each year. It’s important to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible because some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Deadlines vary by state and school, so be sure to check the specific deadlines for your college or state. FAFSA Deadlines

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        Gather Required Documents:

        • Your Social Security Number
        • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
        • Your Driver’s License
        • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
        • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

        If you are a dependent student

        • Your parents’ Social Security Number
        • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)


        Create an FSA ID:

        • Visit the Federal Student Aid website to create an FSA ID, which you’ll use to sign your FAFSA electronically. FAFSA.gov


        Fill Out the FAFSA Form:

        • Visit the official FAFSA website to start your application. FAFSA.gov
        • Follow the prompts to fill in your personal and financial information. Determining your dependency status and reporting your parents’ information.
        • List the schools you are considering attending. 2024-2024 School Search


        Sign and Submit Your FAFSA:

        • Use your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically.
        • Submit your FAFSA and confirm that it has been successfully processed.
        • You can check your FAFSA form status by following the instructions here.


        FAFSA Website: FAFSA.gov
        The official FAFSA website provides comprehensive information about the application process, deadlines, and required documents.

        Federal Student Aid Information Center: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
        The Federal Student Aid Information Center is available to answer your questions about federal student aid and the FAFSA process.

        CEN FAFSA Coach: Contact us for personalized assistance with the FAFSA process. CEN offers online or in-person Form Completion Training Workshops.

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