FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the form that determines your financial aid from the government and most colleges.

  • The form collects personal and financial information from students and parents, and applies a formula to determine your Expected Family Contribution

  • The most important factors are income, assets, and the number of children enrolled in college

  • The FAFSA becomes available in October for the following academic year

  • You will receive your financial aid package after being accepted to colleges (the aid will vary based upon the college)

For additional information or to apply for Federal Student Aid, visit