Apply Early Make sure to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. The earlier you complete the FAFSA the more aid you could be eligible for.
Double Check the FAFSA Website The official FAFSA website is fafsa.gov. Any website that requires payment or has a different web address is incorrect.
Apply Online or via Mobile App Going digital makes filling out the FAFSA a much smoother process. FAFSA online uses “skip-logic,” which only ask questions that are relevant to you based on your responses. Digital applications also process faster. Visit your school or local library for access to a digital application.
Answer All Questions Leaving too many questions unanswered or blank may cause miscalculations which can lead to application rejection. For questions that do not apply to you enter “0,” “Not applicable,” or “N/A”
Sign the FAFSA and Check Your Email To sign up for the FAFSA, you will need to create a FSA ID. Make sure to sign your FAFSA application with your ID to make it complete. Once you have signed and submitted your application, make sure to check you emails for confirmation and further updates.
5 Tips for Filling Out the FAFSA