The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by virtually all two and four-year colleges, universities and career schools for the awarding of federal student aid and most state and college aid.
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The official FAFSA is at www.FAFSA.gov – not at a '.com' Web site. If you go to a .com site, you will probably be asked to pay to submit the FAFSA. Remember, the first F in "FAFSA" stands for "free" – so use the official government site to submit your application.
Officials in the Office of Federal Student Aid and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have worked together to develop a process to simplify the steps that families must take each year to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA"). This new process is called the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. We strongly recommend that parents and students select this option when completing/submitting their 2015-2016 FAFSA. (pdf)
All students and parents should apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This will allow you to sign electronically and expedite the processing of your file .