What's the FAFSA?
Virtually every college in the U.S. will ask you to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the enrollment process. If you want to go to college, you'll want to fill out the FAFSA.
What is the FAFSA?
Why does the FAFSA matter?
What information will I need to fill out the FAFSA?
- Most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
How can I get help filling out the FAFSA?Financial forms can be intimidating for everyone. The great news is that several organizations have already helped hundreds of students fill out their FAFSAs – and are ready to help you next. The American Student Assistance College Planning Center takes walk-ins or appointments at the Central Boston Public Library in Copley Square. The uAspire Center for College Affordability offers drop-in FAFSA and financial advising at their Downtown Crossing location.