Filling out your FAFSA is what determines how much money you will get in financial aid. This process is generally done online, over the Internet. It makes it much easier and convenient for everyone that is involved. If you choose, you can still fill this form out manually and send it in by mail. There are many drawbacks and downfalls to sending it in by mail. If at all possible, you will want to fill this out over the Internet.
FAFSA stands for the free application for Federal student aid. It is shortened to FAFSA, which makes it easier and more common for everyone to discuss. You will hear many people in the financial aid office use this word; make sure you know what it is.
Deformation you fill out online is fed into the computers that the government uses. All of your parents financial information will lead up to and expected family contribution. This is one of the main factors that determine how much money you are eligible to receive in the form of grants and financial aid from the government of the United States.
Your high school counselor should have a copy of the FAFSA for you to look over with your parents. If you like, you can fill it out before you proceed to do so online. However, filling out your FAFSA online has become very easy and convenient over the years. You can save your application at certain points and come back to it later if you need to. You can also use what's called an electronic signature, in substitution for your real signature when you submit the application. This stage you from having to print out, sign it, and mail or fax it in.
Go online to Google and type in FAFSA. They should take you to the website. There, you can fill out the application. When filling out this application, you can use estimates if you do not have the actual numbers you need. Lying is not permitted, but an educated guess should be okay. If for some reason your estimates are way out of line, you will have a chance to correct them later. The goal is to get your FAFSA turned in as soon as possible. The government gets many applications, and they have to look over every single one of them. It may be required you submit more information or you may have made a mistake on your application. After they look over it the first time, you will be required to correct it if you have errors. This is why it is very important to get it turned in as soon as possible.