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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

What is the FAFSA?

Check out this page to learn more about the FAFSA, including:​

  • Why you should fill out the FAFSA
  • When to fill out the FAFSA
  • Getting an early estimate of your aid
  • How to fill out the FAFSA
  • What happens after you fill out the FAFSA


Where do I complete the FAFSA?

FAFSA Website - Fill out the FAFSA Application


Need help completing the FAFSA?

The OASFAA (Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) has recorded this Financial Aid Presentation to help explain what the FAFSA is and how to complete it online.

Each college has a Financial Aid office that helps parents and students in completing the FAFSA. Search for the college's financial aid office contact info online to ask for assistance.

FAFSA Timeline

​Students and families can begin filling out the FAFSA on October 1st of the student's senior year. We recommend students complete the FAFSA as soon as possible, during fall semester for priority consideration of funds.


College Deadline

Colleges often have deadlines for when they would like the FAFSA to be completed by. Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending to find out about this information.


More Useful Websites:

Bigfuture's - How to Complete the FAFSA

Ohio Department of Education's Financial Aid Info for Families

Its For You. org

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