What is FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is a must-do for any qualifying student looking for financial aid. It’s your gateway to getting the financial assistance you need to complete your Arizona State University degree online. The FAFSA can qualify you for student loans, scholarships and grants.
When is the FAFSA deadline?
Filling out the FAFSA opens every Oct. 1. We highly recommend filling out the FAFSA as soon as possible for prompt processing. Students should always have their current FAFSA on file prior to starting classes.
How does FAFSA work?
The FAFSA is a single application the Department of Education uses to determine the educational financial need of students and, potentially, their guardians. The FAFSA will help you and ASU understand what loans, federal or state grants, and scholarships you’re eligible for.
The FAFSA form applies to a single academic year. For ASU Online students, this means you must fill out the FAFSA form every academic year you attend; or one FAFSA applicable for classes you attend during the fall, spring and summer sessions, including A and B sessions. If you’re planning to attend an additional year, plan to also update your FAFSA application.
Need some guidance when filling out the FAFSA? Follow along with the webinar below or the steps below. Also check out the common mistakes to avoid when filling out the FAFSA page to make sure your FAFSA is filed correctly the first time.
Step-by-step guide to filling out the FAFSA
In this 40-minute webinar recording, ASU admission representatives offer a step-by-step demonstration of the FAFSA application process. They review sections for both the student and the parent(s) and answer commonly asked questions.