The FAFSA is a task for graduating seniors, and their families, to complete early in the new year. Only seniors planning to attend college in the fall need to file a FAFSA. Scholarships, however, are available to students in other grades, so start searching...
Seniors should have completed the FAFSA, but if you have not, you should do this as soon as possible.
FAFSA is available on October 1st of each year. Link here to understand the new dates for your FAFSA
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid - you must fill out the application to be eligible for federally-funded aid, scholarships, grants, or loans.
Click here if you have questions about updating or changing information to your FAFSA
Click here for a FAFSA Worksheet that will help you before you complete your FAFSA online. - this is recommended, especially if you're new to this!
Making errors on the FAFSA will slow down the process considerably - click here for tips on how to avoid FAFSA Errors
This site, MoneyGeek.com, has a step-by-step guide that walks you through the FAFSA (they are a financial institution who provide variuos services for a fee, but the resource is free)
In addition to the FAFSA, some schools or scholarships require the College Scholarship Services (CSS)/Financial Aid PROFILE Application. Click here to see the list of schools that require this: College List
Homeless, or Unaccompanied" youth, are eligible for aid! Click here for Tips! And click here for the form you'll need from our district's McKinney-Vento Liaison
Students in Foster Care can access scholarship monies as well. Click on the link for Foster Care to Success to establish an account and get more information
Click here for more Resources - all downloadable!
Types of Federal Student Aid are explained on this site.
The Arizona Commission for Post Secondary Education (ACPE) has excellent resources that are specific to Arizona.