FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is a required form, to be completed annually by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. The FAFSA becomes available on October 1 each year. Check with the colleges on your list to determine their specific filing deadlines. To request a free copy of Funding Your Education: The Guide to Federal Student Aid, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).