Before you start your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), check out the tools below. They will help you prepare for and complete the form.Father and son completing the FAFSA

FAFSA Checklist – Lists the documents and information you need to gather before completing the FAFSA.

  • Use this if attending college in 2020-21
  • Use this if attending college in 2021-22

Paying for College Videos  Watch this four-part video series for an overview of the types of colleges, financial aid, the FAFSA process, and how colleges award financial aid.

FAFSA DemoWatch short videos that walk you through each section of the FAFSA.

Federal Student Aid Account (FSA ID) Handout – tells you how to set up your account.  

College Funding Estimator – Estimates your FAFSA results, including your eligibility for a Pell Grant.

  • Use this if attending college in 2020-21
  • Use this if attending college in 2021-22

FAFSA Tutorial – Provides user-friendly clarification for each FAFSA question.

  • Use this if attending college in 2020-21
  • Use this if attending college in 2021-22

Other resources to help you pay for college: