Need help paying for college?

You need to fill out the FAFSA.

We want to help make it easy.

Step 1


The FSA ID is your username and password for filling out the FAFSA. Both parents and students must get one!

Step 2

Gather Your Documents

The FAFSA only takes about 30 minutes once you have all of the documents you need. Click below to see what you need.

Step 3

Fill Out Your FAFSA

Do you have your FSA ID and documents? Great! Fill out your FAFSA now to maximize your financial aid.

Do you need extra help filling out the FAFSA?
Here are some tools that may help:

Learn More About the FAFSA

Use the free Understanding FAFSA Guide to learn everything you need to know about the FAFSA (available in Spanish). 

Talk to your

College Advisor 

Every high school campus has a College Advisor. Find out who yours is and make a plan to meet with them.

Ask the Department of Education

You can chat, email, or call the Department of Education with any FAFSA question.

So you completed the FAFSA. What happens next?
Here are some things to keep in mind:

6 Things To Do After Filing FAFSA

Make sure you are aware of what happens after you submit the FAFSA using this helpful guide.

Take the Dallas Promise Pledge

Dallas County seniors can receive free tuition to Dallas County Community Colleges if they take the Dallas Promise Pledge. Deadline is January 31!

Compare Financial

Aid Offers

You should receive a Financial Aid offer from every college you are accepted to. Make sure to compare the offers to know which is best.

The FAFSA can be confusing. Here are some of the most common questions answered:

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