Free Application for Federal Student Aid
FAFSA on the Web
Students should always file the FAFSA online. This is the fastest, most secure, and easiest way to apply for federal student aid. Paper applications are still available but will take significantly longer to process.
It is also recommended that students and their parent(s) take advantage of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool embedded in the FAFSA on the Web process. Transferring tax data directly from the IRS to your FAFSA will eliminate the need to verify your tax information later and reduce the amount of time required to file the FAFSA.
The U.S. Dept. of Education strongly encourages applicants to file electronically. Paper applications are no longer made available to schools, but students can download a paper FAFSA by selecting "FAFSA Filing Options" on the FAFSA homepage.