If your financial circumstances have changed due to COVID-19, you should still complete the FAFSA® based on the information in your tax return. Then contact the colleges where you are applying to discuss any changes. Click here for more information.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is your first step in financial aid. Some aid is offered on a first come, first-served basis, so the earlier you complete the FAFSA, the better.

Use this timeline to stay on track.

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