To be considered for most of the federal student aid programs and many private scholarships, a student must complete and submit the FAFSA. This application (available in both English and Spanish) collects financial and other information used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) which most colleges and universities use to determine the student’s eligibility for aid.
Students may apply for aid electronically through FAFSA on the Web, or they may submit a paper FAFSA. Applying online with FAFSA on the Web, at www.fafsa.ed.gov is faster and easier than using a paper FAFSA. FAFSA on the web worksheets are available in PDF format at the above website or from the college counseling office. I encourage families to use this worksheet if they plan to file their FAFSA online because the order of the questions on the paper FAFSA is not the same as the order of the questions on FAFSA on the web.
To sign your FAFSA on the web, students and parents will need a FSA ID. The FSA ID is used to electronically sign the FAFSA, drastically reducing the processing time of the FAFSA. If you are planning to complete your FAFSA electronically and have not already requested a FSA ID, I encourage you to request one as soon as possible.. The FSA ID must be requested online.
Again, this special meeting will be held on October 20, 2016 following the senior graduation meeting at 6:00PM. The meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish and will address the needs of families filing both the paper and web versions of the FAFSA.