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FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid gets you FREE money for College!



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The Department's Federal student aid programs are the largest source of student aid in America. If you're interested in financial aid for college or a career school, you've come to the right place. These programs provide more than $80 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. Read on to find out more and to find out how to apply for this aid.

U.S. Department of Education student aid is the largest but not the only source! You can find out here about other sources of federal aid and about scholarships. Nonfederal financial assistance programs and requirements often vary from school to school, so check with the schools you're interested in for information about state and institutional aid.

New: Financial Aid Estimator Tool - FAFSA4caster

The FAFSA4caster provides students with an early estimate of their eligibility for federal student financial assistance. Students considering furthering their education beyond high school can use this FREE tool to:

    * Calculate their eligibility for federal financial aid, including grants
    * Reduce the time it will take to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the qualifying form for all federal student financial aid


Federal Student Aid is excited to provide this tool to help students and their families evaluate their options for planning and paying for education beyond high school. To access FAFSA4caster, visit www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov


Time Saving Suggestions:

Gather the documents you need.

Start with your Social Security Number, driver’s license, income tax returns, bank statements, and investment records.

Print a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet.

Write in your answers and gather your parents' information then transfer the data to FAFSA on the Web.

Plan how to sign your FAFSA.

Sign electronically with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or by mailing in a signature page.

Apply for a PIN now!

Speed up the process by signing your FAFSA electronically with your PIN. Your parent can sign electronically too.

Check your eligibility for federal student aid.

Note important deadlines.

To meet the Federal Student Aid deadline:

    * Apply as early as possible beginning January 1st of each year.
    * Schools and states have their own deadlines. Contact them for exact deadline dates.

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov