Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form applies to a single academic year. That means you need to submit a FAFSA form each year.
The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, whether you’re a U.S. citizen or what tax form you used), you might need to gather information or documents as you fill out the application.
Student Aid Report
Your Student Aid Report (SAR) is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid as well as listing your answers to the FAFSA questions.