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FAFSA & Federal Financial Aid

Learn about the 2024-25 Better FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine eligibility to receive any federal money, but may also be used by individual colleges for awarding need-based financial aid. The FAFSA is also required to determine eligibility for certain state financial aid programs and can also be required by private scholarship providers. Using the link below, access the What is the FAFSA video (YouTube).

What is the FAFSA video
What is the FAFSA video

Click below for list of items needed to complete the FAFSA.

Items needed to complete the FAFSA
Items needed to complete the FAFSA

A contributor refers to anyone (you, your spouse, your biological or adoptive parent, or your parent's spouse) who is required to provide information on your 2024–25 FAFSA form. Click on each link below to view a video explanation.

Who are contributors? (Video)

Who are contributors on your FAFSA?

Who is a Contributor on the 2024-25 FAFSA Form? (Video)

Why Do My Contributors and I Need Our Own Studentaid.gov Accounts? (Video)

We have an online library of FAFSA and financial aid resources to help you navigate the process.

Financial Aid Resources
Financial Aid Resources

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