FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students can apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans using the FAFSA form, which must be completely annually (before each year of college).
Colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your federal aid eligibility. Many states and colleges also use FAFSA data to award their own aid.
Understanding FAFSA is an important first step in the finanicial aid process.
How Financial Aid Works (Resources from FAFSA)
How to Fill Out the FAFSA Form (Step-by-Step Guide)
How to Complete the FAFSA Form (YouTube)
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New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association
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