FAQ’s about FAFSA

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$15 million were left on the table by 2014 grads who didn’t fill out the FAFSA.

Not sure where to start when filling out your FAFSA application? Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we’ve heard. If you need additional help, we encourage you to talk to your school counselor or email info@impacttulsa.com.


Percent of 2014 grads who filled out the FAFSA

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What is the FAFSA?
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is essentially your passport for going to college.


Why should I fill out the FAFSA?
All federal grant and loan awards are determined by this free application, and nearly all colleges use the FAFSA as the basis for their own financial aid awards. Last year, nearly $15 million in free money was left on the table because graduating students didn’t apply. What are you waiting for? Fill out the FAFSA today!


What if my family doesn’t qualify?

You might be surprised! The earlier you fill out the FAFSA, the greater your chances of getting financial aid. And even if you don’t, the FAFSA is required for most scholarship applications and local programs like Tulsa Achieves, Oklahoma’s Promise and Accelerating Independence.


How do I apply for Federal Student Aid? 

Go to the FAFSA website at https://fafsa.ed.gov/


When should I complete my FAFSA? 

The sooner you fill it out, the better your chances of getting financial aid. Don’t wait!


What information do I need to fill out my FAFSA? 

(If you’re still a dependent of your parents, you will need their information, too.

  • Your Social Security Number
  • 2015 Federal Income Tax return and W-2s
  • Any statements or records of investments of untaxed income (if this applies to you)
  • A Federal Student Aid ID (you can easily get one at fafsa.gov)
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • A list of schools you want to receive the results of your FAFSA


I need help filling out my application. Who can I talk to?

We have a lot of resources right here in Tulsa to help you get to college. Start with your school counselor to get in-person help filling out your FAFSA application.


Not seeing the answer to your question?

Find more Frequently Asked FAFSA Questions here.

 Get Money for College

By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require education and training beyond a high school diploma. Take charge of your future, and complete a FAFSA form at FAFSA.gov! Complete the FREE form now to receive maximum funds.

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