FAFSA on the Web Provides Speedy Financial Aid Processing
The best way to apply for financial aid is to fill out your FAFSA online. It’s quick, easy, and the online system checks your application for errors and omissions. If you have general questions, the online help system will answer them immediately. For more specific questions, contact a customer service representative.
The online processing system is a secure system that requires a personal identification number (PIN) to protect your privacy. For more protection, remember to exit the application and close your browser when you’re done with your FAFSA, or need to return to it later. Keep your PIN a secret. You will only use your PIN when applying for your FAFSA or checking your Student Aid Report (SAR). The information you provide online is also encrypted, meaning that any information you submit on the web is unreadable to anyone other than you.
Your parents’ personal documents are also protected. Everything needed to apply for financial aid, is found online including the online FAFSA form, school codes, and submission deadlines. Once you’ve completed the FAFSA form, you can check the status, make corrections, and print your SAR off the website.
FAFSA financial aid forms submitted on the federal government’s system process quickly. When you complete your FAFSA online, you will find out what funding you’re eligible for, and what types of financial aid you should expect. It is important to know how much federal aid you will receive early so you can start looking for more ways to cover college costs. Conducting a free scholarship search, is a great way to start finding alternative payment options.
If you aren’t comfortable filling out your FAFSA online, submit a hard copy by mail. Remember that paper forms take longer to process than online forms, so plan your time accordingly. Access the FAFSA as soon as it is available on January 1st. The federal deadline for FAFSA on the Web is June 30th, however state deadlines are earlier, so follow your state’s deadline.
Last Edited: November 2015
- FAFSA and Other Daunting Financial Aid Acronyms
- FAFSA on the Web
- FAFSA on the Web Provides Speedy Financial Aid Processing
- Federal Grant Programs: Pell and FSEOG
- Federal Pell Grants
- Federal Perkins Loans
- Federal Student Financial Aid for College
- Federal Work Study
- FSEOG: Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
- The FAFSA: New Year Means New Application
Latest College & Financial Aid News
February 11, 2016
by Susan DutcaA new study reports that 2015/2016 college freshman embody an all-time high predisposition for civil engagement in the study's 50-year history. According to Mikhail Zinshteyn, political and social crime-fighting students hope to be the new brigade of community leaders and activists this year. According to the Higher Education Research Institute, who surveyed 114,189 first-year [...]
February 9, 2016
by Susan DutcaSome 200 years ago, attending Harvard may have cost roughly $600.50 a year ($8,371 if you adjust for inflation) in comparison to today's cost of attendance of up to $69,600, according to Greg Daugherty. College Board reports the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2015-2016 school year was $32,405 at private colleges, $9,410 for state residents at public colleges, and $23,893 for [...]
February 4, 2016
by Susan DutcaWhat makes February so lovely? It is Financial Aid Awareness Month, and since filling out the FAFSA is stressful - much like taxes - several higher education institutions and financial aid organizations have jumped on board to provide informational sessions for families and students as they navigate through, and apply for financial aid through the 2016-2017 FAFSA. According to the National Center [...]