The Federal Student Aid has provided 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
The information offered on the attached link is provided by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
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.
(Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing).
3. Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-319-337-5665.
FAFSA on the Web
Is a FREE U.S. Department of Education web site where you can complete a FAFSA online and submit via the Internet. You can use FAFSA on Web on a personal computer that is equipped with a supported browser. The Internet address is: http://www.fafsa.gov.
Applying by mail
If you apply by mail, you can obtain a paper FAFSA from:
The Federal Student Aid Information Center by calling:
TTY users call 1-800-730-8913
Or by writing to request a paper form from the Center at the following address: Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, D. C. 20044-0084
You may download and complete a PDF version of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.
Reminder, paper application forms must be mailed to the following address:
Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 4692
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-4692
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).