High school seniors - it's time to file your 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! These four quick tips will get you started:
Tip #1: In order to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for your first year of college, you and one parent will need an FSA ID. An FSA ID, which is comprised of a username and password, will provide access to the Federal Student Aid's online systems and serves as your legal signature for your FAFSA as well as any future federal student loan applications. For tips on setting up your FSA ID, click here.
Tip #2: Although most students will have to include parent financial information on the FAFSA, the FAFSA itself belongs to the student. The parent FSA ID can be used to access some parental information but in order to log into the FAFSA and have complete access to both student and parent information, you must log in with the student's FSA ID.
Tip #3: If you have an idea of the schools you plan to apply to, but you have not actually applied yet, it's okay! You may submit the FAFSA even if you have not applied for admission to the college. You will need to list at least one college on your FAFSA to successfully complete the filing process for this important financial aid form, but you can always add additional schools as you finalize your college list.
Tip #4: The Center for College Planning (CCP) helps New Hampshire families file the FAFSA throughout the year in our Concord office. Call us at 888.747.2382, x119 to schedule a free, 60-minute appointment today! During a FAFSA filing appointment, we also discuss possible funding and scholarship options for you and your family.