The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as the FAFSA) is the application you need to complete every year to be considered for Federal Student Aid, including the Pell Grant, Federal student loans, and Federal Work-Study. Many institutional and private scholarships require that you complete this application. The 2024 FAFSA Portal opened Dec. 31, 2023

Visit the FAFSA Website.  

How to Apply

First step: Create an Account

Visit the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Website to create your account.

Step 2: Complete the FAFSA

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing it is key toward getting federal aid for college. It provides U.S. students with more than $150 billion in grants, work-study funds, and loans each year. But, to find out if you are eligible to receive any of this money, you must complete the FAFSA.

When you are ready to get started, visit the FAFSA website and complete the application using our Federal School Code 014893. We recommend you complete your FAFSA between December 31 and May 1.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to make it easier to retrieve your income information for the FAFSA.