Federal and State Educational Financial Aid FAFSA is a financial aid and scholarship program for US citizen to study in the US. You are encouraged to apply and submit the application for FAFSA as many universities and scholarship offering organizations use FAFSA to determine student’s eligibility for financial aid.
FAFSA scholarships cover tuition fees, accommodation, books and transportation expenses. Applications are open on October 01 each year but it is delayed for year 2024 and the application period spans over 9 months. Application deadline is June 30, 2023.
Students must apply for FAFSA each year to be eligible to receive the financial aid. Although not required for general university scholarships, but completing the FAFSA application will definitely help you plan and organize your information for university scholarships and state scholarships.
How to Apply for FAFSA Scholarship
You can submit the application for FAFSA scholarship for Fall, Spring and Summer. The scholarship application is for all terms in the same year. In order to complete your FAFSA form, follow the following steps
- Log in at the official site to fill out an online application form
- Create FSA ID.
- Fill out your particulars including demographics.
- Add list of schools
- Provide Dependency information
- Fill out the parent’s information
- Provide financial details
- Sign and submit the form
Please note that one FAFSA application is required per student. You can use your application to add more school choices. Also the same FSA ID is required for your application to be submitted each year, hence keep track of you FSA ID.
What are the Eligibility Requirements for FAFSA Scholarship?
- US Citizen
- The applicant must possess a social security number
- Satisfactory academic performance
- High school diploma or a certificate from GED
- Enrolled as a regular student
- The applicant must not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on a federal student grant.
Required Documents for FAFSA Scholarships
- Educational certificates
- Social Security number
- Statement of career goals
- Parent Information
- W-2 and 1099 forms
- Bank Statements
- Scholarships essays
- Federal Tax Returns