FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Financial aid consists of funds (scholarships, grants, loans, work-study) provided to students and families to help pay for postsecondary educational expenses.
The FAFSA application is available on October 1 for the next school year. We encourage you to fill it out as soon as possible on or after October 1 to meet FAFSA deadlines.
This is a critical application for graduating seniors to seek and obtain future financial aid packages through their future college/career/ technical school. Check with the college or university you would like to attend. School deadlines are usually early in the year, often in February or March, although some are even earlier.