FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid will fund your community college, trade school, or college education after high school.

APS FAFSA File to Fuel Your Future

The Basics

  • Complete your FAFSA starting October 1st of your senior year.
  • The earlier you complete the FAFSA the better. 
  • The process can seem overwhelming. Have this information available to make the process as smooth as possible:
    • FSA ID (for you and at least one parent)
    • Your Social Security Number (and your parents' SSN)
    • Your Driver's License Number (if you have one)
    • 2016 federal tax information (for you and your parents)
    • Any other untaxed income information
    • You can also complete this FAFSA worksheets in advance to ensure you have all the information you need. 

Where can I get help? College Connect NM

I've filed my FAFSA, now what?

  • You will receive information by email (the email you gave for your FSA ID).
  • This information will share estimated funds.
  • Read any and all emails you receive from FAFSA/Federal Student Aid, and any college/schools you are applying to. These emails may request additional information to confirm your financial aid needs. 
  • Stay in communication with the financial aid office at the college/school you hope to attend. They may request additional information to confirm your financial aid needs. 
  • You will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter from your college/school with the financial aid (scholarships, grants, and loans) available to you. Remember: You can accept or refuse any aid (you can refuse loans if you do not want or need them). 

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