*** FAFSA APPLICATION ***
*** Early FAFSA Applications are a MAJOR key to starting the college path. ***
Q: How do I apply for the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
A: 5 Steps to Apply for FAFSA
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Since this is government form, you should be sure to only apply for this on the government website listed below. The FAFSA is what you’ll use to apply for federal and state grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. Apply for FAFSA beginning October 1 of your senior year.
- Step 1: Gather all of your family’s tax forms (including the student’s if eligible). Your most current taxes should be filed in order for the FAFSA process to go smoothly. FAFSA requires the student’s form be linked to the IRS website or your family will need to submit a tax transcript later.
- Step 2: Apply for PIN (Personal Identification Number). The student and one parent both need a PIN in order to electronically sign your FAFSA.
- Step 3: Go to www.fafsa.gov or www.fafsa.ed.gov to begin your FAFSA.
- Step 4: Check your email for your Student Aid Report from the Department of Education. Verify that all of your information is correct. If anything is incorrect, immediately go back to the FAFSA website and make corrections.
- Step 5: Check your personal and new college email accounts for your financial aid award letters from each school you listed on your FAFSA. You will need to accept or decline each award package you receive.
*** BE SURE AND CHECK WITH OHS COUNSELORS FOR SUPPORT AND ANY UPCOMING TRAINING SESSIONS ***