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What is the FAFSA®?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is an online form that must be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid.

Why do I need to file a FAFSA®?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information provided on your FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for aid from federal student financial assistance programs. New Jersey uses the FAFSA® to determine your state grant and scholarship eligibility. Colleges and Universities may also use the FAFSA® data to award their own aid.

What you will need to start your FAFSA®:

  • FSA ID ( for Parent and Student
  • 2021 Tax Returns for Parent and Student
  • Social Security Numbers for Parent and Student
  • Other Income Information
  • State Issued Driver's License
  • Documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or Eligible Citizens

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Helpful Resources

FAFSA Changes for 2024-25: An Overview YouTube Video
Who is a contributor on the 2024-25 FAFSA? YouTube Video
Create and Access Your Account Video YouTube Video
HESAA Publications View/Download
FAFSA® Completion Instructions FAFSA FAQ's
New Jersey Financial Aid Management System (NJFAMS) View/Download(PDF)