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How to Apply

The FAFSA is always a FREE application

You do not need to pay any money to complete a FAFSA!  If you are asked to make a payment to complete the FAFSA then you are on the wrong site and should go directly to 

To qualify for federal student financial aid, the student must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Be registered with the selective service system, if required.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan, or owe a repayment of a federal student grant receive at any institution.
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an eligible program of study, and
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

Note - Eligibility requirements may vary depending on each financial aid program.


Filing Your FAFSA: 5 Easy Steps

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  • Step 5