Beginning April 1, 2009 Federal Student Aid will provide a new tool to help students and their families plan for college. FAFSA4caster will estimate eligibility for federal financial aid, including grants and can reduce the time it will take to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA4caster only provides an early estimate. You must complete the FAFSA to apply for federal aid. Students can access the FAFSA4caster at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/.
Seven Steps to Applying for Financial Aid
Applying for Financial Aid
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after January 1st. There are three ways that a student can complete the FAFSA:
1. Apply online at www.fafsa.gov.
2. Download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.
3. Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at
Applying by mail
If you apply by mail, you can obtain a paper FAFSA from:
The Federal Student Aid Information Center by calling:
Or by writing to request a paper form from the Center at the following address:
P.O. Box 84
Washington, D. C. 20044-0084
Reminder, paper application forms must be mailed to the following address:
Federal Student Aid Programs
Federal Student Aid provides over $80 billion annually in financial assistance for college. To receive federal student aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).