A walkthrough of the FAFSA

Posted on January 15th, 2015

If you’re the a college-bound student or the parent of one, it’s important to file your FAFSA as soon as possible after Jan. 1.

For families who have never filled out the form before, filling out the FAFSA can be a daunting task. But it’s much easier than you think.

Thankfully, the folks at the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority have put together a great walkthrough that shows exactly how to fill out the FAFSA, page by page.

How to fill out the FAFSA

The helpful video clearly shows how to enter your information and submit the form to colleges.

It also explains how to answer questions that can be confusing, including how to figure out if your student is a dependent, determine your household size, figure out what to do if your parents don’t have a Social Security Number, and retrieve your tax information from the IRS.

When filling out the FAFSA, be sure to double-check your work. It’s important to avoid making mistakes when filling out the form so you don’t miss out on financial aid for college.

If you’re new to the FAFSA, or just need a refresher, it’s definitely worth a watch. Check it out below.

If you need more help applying for financial aid and paying for college, give us a call at 1-888-234-3907 or contact us using this form.

Category: Financial Aid