Whether you are a high school student, college student, or a parent, Student Aid San Antonio can help you navigate the financial aid process.
What is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the U. S. Department of Education (DOE) Federal Student Aid Program’s application form used to apply for post-secondary federal student aid. It must be completed each year the student attends college.
The U. S. Department of Education’s website for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, www.fafsa.ed.gov, and telephone help line, 1 -800-4-FEDAID are two of the best sources for financial aid information and answers to your financial aid questions.
What you can do as a parent!
File taxes as early as possible, but don’t delay the FAFSA due to your taxes not being done. It’s okay to estimate your financial information on the FAFSA; you just need to finalize it later.
Examine the bill from the school your child chooses and make sure you understand all the fees and how they will be paid (e.g., through scholarships, student loans, etc.).
Help your child learn about the responsibilities involved in accepting a student loan. To learn more about repaying student loans, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans.