FAFSA

It’s not too late to fill out the FAFSA! Get started now at studentaid.gov

 

If your family needs help with the FAFSA, there are several ways to get help from I Know I Can.

1) Attend one of our FAFSA workshops! Visit our Upcoming Events page for dates and locations. Register here to attend.

2) Find the I Know I Can Advisor in your high school on our Advisors page.

3) Stop by the I Know I Can office at 215 North Front Street, Suite 200 between 9am and 3pm Monday through Friday. Walk ins welcome!

 

FAFSA

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to determine your eligibility for federal student aid, including loans, grants, and work-study. The FAFSA may also determine your eligibility for state and school aid as well.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the 2024-25 FAFSA:

  • Anyone who provides information on your FAFSA form will be considered a contributor.

    • The term “contributor” refers to anyone (you, your spouse, your biological or adoptive parent, or your parent’s spouse) who’s asked to provide their information, consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred automatically from the IRS into the FAFSA form (more on that later), and signature on your FAFSA form. To find out who is a contributor on your form, visit https://studentaid.gov/resources/is-my-parent-a-contributor-text.

  • Each contributor (student, parent, spouse) is required to provide information on the FAFSA and will need an FSA ID to access and complete their section of the application. You and each contributor should create your FSA IDs at least 3 days in advance before starting the FAFSA form.
  • The Expected Family Contribution (or EFC) has been replaced by a Student Aid Index (SAI) which now determines a student’s need-based federal aid eligibility.

Want to learn more about the FAFSA? Check out these videos.

Before You Begin the 2024-25 FAFSA

The first step to completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA is to create your FSA ID! It takes up to 3 days to process your ID before you can start on the form, so complete this step as soon as possible at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch.

Like in previous years, each contributor will need their Social Security Number*, full name, date of birth, and phone number or email address to set up their FSA ID.

*Please note: There is an alternative process for contributors who do not have an SSN.

NEED HELP?

Check this page to find out when and where I Know I Can’s workshops will be. Additionally, students are encouraged to meet with their I Know I Can advisor in their high school or on their college campus.

We also encourage students and families to check out this helpful website that has a comprehensive FAFSA & financial aid guide!

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