• FAFSA opens on October 1, 2021 for the 2021-2022 college year. 


  • FAFSA: The How-To-Guide for High School Students

    The latest edition of FAFSA: The How-To-Guide for High School Students is available for download. 

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  • New Website Providing Updates on FAFSA

    The Center for New York City Affairs has a new website, https://understandingfafsa.org/ which provides updates each week on FAFSA, financial aid, verification, COVID aid programs & more. The site also offers friendly help for undocumented students, homeless students, immigrant families & students with no parent contact. All info is easy to read & cell-phone friendly. 

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General Information about FAFSA

  • FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    •  FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    • This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution.

    • The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.

      Click this link to apply for federal student aid 

      Click this link for 7 Things You Need to Know Before You Fill Out the 2020-21 FAFSA Form. 


    FSA ID

    • Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites.

    • Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents.

    • The Federal Student Aid PIN was replaced with the FSA ID

      Click this link to apply for an FSA ID 



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