1. Both parent and student will need to create an FSA ID. These will be used for electronic signatures.
2. Gather the documents needed to apply –social security numbers (student’s and parents’), tax returns, W2s and other tax documentation as required.
3. Complete your FAFSA application.
4. List the colleges/career schools that you plan to apply to. The schools you list will use your FAFSA information to determine the types and amounts of aid you may receive.
5. Sign and submit your FAFSA application using your FSA ID.
- Once the FAFSA is completed, the student will receive an email stating that the FAFSA has been submitted and is in process. If there is a problem with processing your FAFSA application, contact FAFSA at 1‑800-4FED‑AID (1-800-433-3243).
6. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR).
- You will receive your SAR within 3 days to 3 weeks after you submit your FAFSA application. Your SAR will include your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) dollar amount, which is the amount your family is expected to contribute on an annual basis towards college expenses.