Any student planning on pursuing any type of education after high school will need to file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid - financial aid). This may be done online or by paper application. Those completing the form online will need to register for a pin (one for the parent and one for the student) by going to www.pin.ed.gov as soon as possible. The online FAFSA is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov . The government is no longer sending paper applications to the schools. People may obtain paper applications by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID or downloading a PDF of the FAFSA at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You may choose any of these three methods to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAGSA):
- Apply online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov (recommended) or
- Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSA must be mailed for processing) or
- Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center
At 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).