Students must complete the FAFSA each year to receive any financial aid.
Prior to completing the FAFSA, the student and one or both parents must create an FSA ID.
Use the checklist to make sure you have everything you need to complete your FAFSA.
Go to Tips in setting up your FSA ID for information of what the FSA ID is and why it is needed.
It is recommended the students start his or her own FAFSA form, but it is not always possible. The Parent's Guide includes instructions for parents who are starting the FAFSA on behalf of their child.