FSA ID and FAFSA Workshops 2020 Recordings
Seniors should apply for Financial Aid using the online FAFSA between October 1, 2020-March 2, 2021 of your Senior year. The earlier the better, as some aid is first come, first served.
Steps to Completing your FAFSA Application
- Both student and parent/guardian to complete a FSA ID. If you are a parent/guardian who has done this for yourself or your child already you will use the same FSA ID and do not need a new one. The FSA ID allows you to electronically sign you FAFSA and is a security measure to verify your identity. Go to fsaid.ed.gov to complete this step.
- Starting Oct. 1 go to fafsa.ed.gov and click “Start Here” or download the FAFSA mobile app on your phone. Follow the prompts and choose the 2021-22 application. Make sure you choose the correct year, you are applying for aid for the first year you are in college.
Tip: Use your FSA ID to start your FAFSA form.
When you create your FSA ID, be careful to enter your name and Social Security number exactly as they appear on your Social Security card. Then, if you go to fafsa.gov to start your application and indicate that you are the student, you will be given the option to enter your FSA ID or to enter your “identifiers” (your name, date of birth, and SSN).
- When you are proceeding through the FAFSA it is highly recommended you use the IRS retrieval tool when completing the FAFSA. It is easier than entering it on your own and this will ensure you are entering income information correctly and help avoid having to complete an audit or paperwork later in the financial aid process.
Tip: Select the blue and white question mark icon next to a FAFSA question to view a “tool tip” that provides information about how to answer that question.
Need help with FAFSA?
Attend a FAFSA Application Workshop, come see your counselor, Ms. Rheault or Mr. Heras and we will help you! Laura.Rheault@fresnounified.org
or click on the BHS Counseling menu and make an appointment with them.
FAFSA on the web Help page: https://fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm
Student and parent driver’s license number
-Social Security number (parents and student)
-2019 tax information
-FSA ID username and password
FAFSA Overview Video:
How to Fill Out a FAFSA Video:
FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents Video:
Types of Student Aid
Financial aid is money to help pay for college or career school. Aid can come from
- the U.S. federal government,
- the state where you live,
- the college you attend, or
- a nonprofit or private organization.
If you’re not ready to apply for federal student aid, but you’d like to estimate your aid, tryFAFSA4caster.
FAFSA4caster is an early eligibility estimator that can help you plan ahead when it comes to paying for college.
FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. This information helps families plan ahead for college. You must use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) to apply for aid once you’ve decided to apply for admission and attend college.