The 2019–20 FAFSA® form has been available since Oct. 1, 2018. Have you filled it out yet? Many state and college FAFSA deadlines fall in February and March. Find your school's deadline on its website.
Create Your Account
An FSA ID is your username and password combination that you use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites and to sign the FAFSA form electronically. If you're a dependent student, both you and your parent need FSA IDs.
Submit Your FAFSA® Form
The online FAFSA form will guide you step by step. Once you complete and submit the application, your information automatically gets sent to the schools you listed on your FAFSA form.
Review and Accept Your Aid
Your school will send you an aid offer listing the types and amounts of aid you're eligible for. Look carefully at your options. If you're offered loans, remember that you should borrow only what you need, and consider federal loans before private loans.