The first step in the financial aid process is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Watch the FAFSA Overview for an introduction to get you started.


Steps for submitting the FAFSA in a nutshell:

1) Create an FSA ID

You will need:

  • an email address that is exclusively yours, AND
  • your Social Security Number.

Note: If you need help with creating an FSA ID, check out the YouTube video How to Create an FSA ID.

2) Complete a FAFSA

You will need:

  • your FSA ID and password from Step 1, AND
  • Your previous year’s tax information.