Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2016 for those students who are applying to a college for the fall of 2017. Whether or not you attended FAFSA Day, completing the FAFSA is the first step in making your college dreams a reality. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the standard form required for federal and state need-based aid and for consideration for many other scholarships and grant opportunities. The FAFSA can be completed and filed at If you haven't filed your FAFSA, you will need to create an FSA ID to file your FAFSA and look up your information later. You will need to get a FSA ID in order to electronically submit the FAFSA. Make sure you write down the email you used and the password as you will need these each year you are in school. One parent will also need a FSA ID. Apply here:

Once you've filed your FAFSA, the following topics may be helpful as you prepare to enter college in the fall. Please check out all of the great information on the site or give us a call at 866-866-CFNC (2362)!

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