Start the 2016-2017 FAFSA Tutorial: The FAFSA in 7 Easy Steps
Follow this step-by-step tutorial (with images) to learn how to fill out your FAFSA quickly and accurately to see if you're eligible for student aid.
Using an FSA ID to Sign the FAFSA
Learn about the FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID), now used to sign the FAFSA, sign federal student loan documents, and access federal student aid online systems.
How to Create Your FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID)
U.S. Department of Education websites require the FSA ID to log in and sign federal student aid documents. Find out how to create your new FSA ID in 6 easy steps.
IRS Data Retrieval Tool
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool can transfer information from federal income tax returns to the FAFSA during initial completion or after submitting. Find out how to use the tool with your FAFSA.
Privacy of Student Financial Aid Information
Student aid applications require information about sensitive topics. Learn more about the federal privacy laws enacted to protect parent and student data.