Free Application for Federal Student Aid
July 1, 2011
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid
June 30, 2012
Use this form to apply free for federal and state student grants, work-study and loans.
Or apply free online at www.fafsa.gov. ®
Applying by the Deadlines
For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than
January 1, 2011. We must receive your application no later than June 30, 2012.
Your college must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment in the 2011-2012 school year.
Check with your high school guidance counselor or a financial aid administrator at your college about state and college sources of student aid and deadlines.
If you are filing close to one of these deadlines, we recommend you file online at www.fafsa.gov. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for aid.
Using Your Tax Return
If you are supposed to file a 2010 federal income tax return, we recommend that you complete it before filling out this form. If you have not yet completed your 2010 tax return, you can still submit your FAFSA using best estimates. After you submit your tax return, correct any income or tax information that is different from what you initially submitted on your FAFSA.
If you or your family has unusual circumstances that might affect your financial situation (such as loss of employment), complete this form to the extent you can, then submit it as instructed and consult with the financial aid office at the college you plan to attend.
For more information or help in filling out the FAFSA, go to www.studentaid.ed.gov/completefafsa or call 1-800-4-FED-AID
(1-800-433-3243). TTY users (for the hearing impaired) may call 1-800-730-8913.
Fill the answer fields directly on your screen or print the form and complete it by hand.
Your answers will be read electronically; therefore if you complete the form by hand:
• print clearly in CAPITAL letters and skip a box between words:
• report dollar amounts (such as $12,356.41) like this:
E L M
1 2 3 5 6
Check with your financial aid administrator for these states and territories:
AL, AS *, AZ, CO, FM *, GA, GU *, HI *, MH *, MP *, NC, NE,
NM, NV *, PR, PW *, SD *, TX, UT, VA *, VI *, VT *, WA, WI and
Yellow is for student information and purple is for parent information.
Mailing Your FAFSA
After you complete this application, make a copy of pages 3 through 8 for your records. Then mail the original of pages 3 through 8 to:
Federal Student Aid Programs, P.O. Box 7002, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-0072.
After your application is processed, you will receive a summary of your information in your Student Aid Report (SAR). If you provide an e-mail address, your SAR will be sent by e-mail within 3-5 days. If you do not provide an e-mail address, your SAR will be mailed to you within three weeks. If you would like to check the status of your
FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov or call 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Let’s Get Started!
Now go to page 3 of the application form and begin filling it out. Refer to the notes as instructed.
AK Education Grant - April 15, 2011 (date received)
AK Performance Scholarship - June 30, 2011 (date received) Academic Challenge - June 1, 2011 (date received)
Workforce Grant - Contact the financial aid office.
Higher Education Opportunity Grant - June 1, 2011
Initial awards - March 2, 2011 + *
Additional community college awards - September 2,
2011 (date postmarked) + *
February 15, 2011 (date received) # *
June 30, 2011 (date received by state) # *