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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

What is Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an application utilized by almost every two and four-year colleges, universities, and career schools for awarding Federal, state, and college-aided studentassistance.

Who is eligible for this program?

To get qualified for this benefit, you need to meet all of the following conditions:

You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

Hold a valid Social Security Number (except for individuals of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau)

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Possess a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate or pass an exam authorized by the U.S. Department of Education

Be registered or accepted for registration as a regular student pursuing a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that takes part in the federal student support programs

Should not have convicted for a drug offense that happened while you were receiving Federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study)

Other conditions may apply. Get in touch with your school's financial aid office for more details

Loan Terms

Not applicable

How to apply for this program?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first stage in the financial support process. You utilize it to apply for Federal student financial support, for instance grants, loans, and work-study. Despite that, most states and schools use information from the FAFSA to confer non-federal aid. Fill in the form online at

Program Contact Information

For general details about the Federal student aid programs, support in filling out the FAFSA, and details about FAFSA on the Web, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) at the below toll-free number: 1-800-433-3243

Individuals who are hearing impaired can use this toll-free number: 1-800-325-0778

TTY users for the hearing impaired can use the following toll free number: 1-800-730-8913

Callers in locations who have no access to 800 numbers can use this non toll-free number: 319-337-5665