FAFSA OPENS October 1st

Never pay to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) this is a FREE application. FAFSA.gov

Most colleges and universities require students to fill out the FAFSA if they are receiving a scholarship from the school.

After you apply, now what?  Please use the following resources to help you sort through your financial aid package.  These letters will include information about grants, loans, and scholarships.

Receiving FAN Mail? Any day now, colleges are sending out financial aid packages to your seniors in the form of Financial Aid Notification (FAN) letters. These award letters can be confusing for anyone to decipher! We’ve prepared this handout (with samples!) to share with your seniors to help you both dissect what the letter is actually saying.

Breaking Down Your Award Letter

Award Letter Comparison Tool


FSA IDs are required for students to electronically sign the FAFSA.  One parent of a dependent student will also need to create an FSA ID.  It is best to have your FSA IDs before you start your FAFSA application.  studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing

(FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.gov should be completed as soon as possible after October 1.  State Deadline:  Oklahoma – As soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

Seniors 2021 will be filling out the 2021-2022 FAFSA

If you plan to attend college from You will submit this FAFSA You can submit the FAFSA from Using income & tax information from
July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 2021-2022 October 1, 2020 – June 30-2021 2019
July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023 2022-23 October 1, 2021 – June 30-2022 2020

Important announcement: Federal Student Aid has announced that the myStudentAid mobile app is temporarily unavailable. The app, which students can use to file the FAFSA, is currently being updated – the new version will be available in early 2021.  Complete and submit their FAFSAs at the usual website: FAFSA.gov.

FAFSA Modules

Visit www.getfafsahelp.org to sign up early for Wyatt℠, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text.

FAFSA in 5 Steps

What you need to know about submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid http://www.startwithfafsa.org/

Federal Student Aid information https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/home

Who is my “Parent” when filling out the FAFSA?
Who’s my “Parent” when filling out the FAFSA? Graphic
FAFSA Dependency Status?

Time for your child to complete the FAFSA:  Tips for a parent for FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents

Are You Looking for Money?  Paying for college with Grants, Scholarships, and Federal Student Loans