Every year, millions of students apply and receive federal financial aid. To get your piece of the pie, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal aid programs, like Pell Grants and student loans. Universities and some scholarship programs also use the FAFSA to determine need-based financial assistance. Don’t worry! There isn’t any mystery to the FAFSA. Read below to learn how to apply for federal aid today.
1. Obtain the FAFSA form.