Keep your stress level low—know your deadlines, gather your documents, and get organized.
Fill out the FAFSA once and simply update it every year that you need aid. The fastest, easiest way to apply/renew is online.
Find out what you can expect after you apply/renew your FAFSA.
Did You Know?
- Be wary of organizations that charge a fee to assist you with the FAFSA. Much of the same help is available for free from your school, the U.S. Department of Education, and PHEAA.
- Not all financial aid offers are the same. Compare schools' financial aid offers carefully.
- Part-time students are eligible for most types of aid. However, some federal, state-sponsored, and institutional programs require full-time enrollment.