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FAFSA Tips and Help

To help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), prepare all of the required documents and follow our question-by-question guide. If you need more help from a financial aid expert, sign up for a free printable FAFSA guide.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The first step to the financial aid process through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) FAFSA.GOV is to request a FSA ID.

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. 

Create your FAFSA ID.

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Tip Sheet for Undocumented Students (PDF)