Federal Student Aid

(Last Updated On: July 29, 2017)

Federal Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

Federal Student Aid

Federal Student Aid

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school.

More than $120 billion in grants, work-study funds, and loans each year, but you have to complete the FAFSA® form to see if you can get any of that money.


Completing and submitting the FAFSA® form is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.

In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

Apply for FAFSA


If you don’t fill out the FAFSA form, you could be missing out on a lot of financial aid!

Applying isn’t the last step; your FAFSA form has to be processed, and then you get an Expected Family Contribution, which your college or career school uses to figure out how much aid you can get.


Many non-U.S. citizens qualify for federal student aid.

Don’t assume you can’t get aid just because you’re not a citizen.


FAFSA for International Students


Does my parents’ citizenship or immigration status affect my eligibility for aid?

No, your parents’ citizenship or immigration status does not affect your eligibility for federal student aid. In fact, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) doesn’t even ask about your parents’ status.

Do apply for FAFSA.

Source : fafsa.ed.gov