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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

Federal Student Aid offers grants, loans, work-study, and more to help you pay for college or career school. Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply. 

Applying for federal student aid

You must complete the FAFSA application on time to be considered for federal student aid. States and colleges also use FAFSA information to award their own financial aid packages.

FAFSA deadlines

Federal deadlines to submit the FAFSA are:

  • June 30, 2025, for school year 2024-25
  • June 30, 2024, for school year 2023-24

Many states use the FAFSA for their financial aid programs.