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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens on October 1, 2022. The 2023–24 application will be the application filled out by students who wish to attend college in the fall of 2023. The first step in completing the FAFSA is creating an FSA ID, so to create yours, please visit After creating your FSA ID, you can start filling out the FAFSA at Please visit your College and Career Center for help with filling out and submitting your FAFSA.

Need general help with the FAFSA? Fill out our general FAFSA help form and a CACC adviser will reach out to help you.

The Centers and our partners are hosting FAFSA help sessions after October 1. Please see the list of events below.


Milwaukee Public Schools will hold two FAFSA completion events in the month of February.


Tuesday, February 21 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Milwaukee School of Languages College and Career Center (Library)

8400 W Burleigh St, Milwaukee, WI 53222


Saturday, February 25 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

South Division High School College and Career Center

1515 W Lapham Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53204
(Enter in the parking lot by 15th Place and Mitchell)

*Enter in back of building in parking lot at 15th Place and Mitchell


*Spanish assistance available at both events/*Asistencia española disponible en ambos eventos.


Register at Walk-Ins will also be accepted.


While you are filling out the FAFSA, you can start applying for scholarships as well!

To find scholarships, please visit our MPS Scholarship page.

Michelle Obama Wants You to Fill Out the FAFSA!

The FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the form filled out by students to gain access to federal grants and loans and possible college/university grants and scholarships. This is the first step in affordable college for all students. Here are a few facts about FAFSA and links to help you get started on the road to receiving financial aid.

  • To fill out the FAFSA and successfully submit it, you will need the following:
    • Your Social Security Number
    • Your Green Card (if you are not a U.S. citizen — you be required to provide a copy of your Green Card to the college upon acceptance as proof of permanent residency)
    • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
    • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
    • An FSA ID to sign electronically
  • You must fill out a FAFSA every year that you are in school. It is not a one-time form that you fill out only your first year of college. 
  • A student needs a Social Security Number to fill out the FAFSA; however, a student's parents do not need one for the student to fill out the FAFSA.
  • After you submit your FAFSA, all other communication about your financial aid will come from the schools you sent the FAFSA to.

FAFSA Verification 

Your FAFSA may be flagged and put into a process called verification. This is a completely normal process that happens to students every year. Below are links to help you through the process of verification. 

Federal Student Aid Next Steps

Do Four Things If Your FAFSA Is Selected for Verification

FinAid's Guide to Verification

We are open this summer!

Mondays–Fridays, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th Street, 53204, (414) 212-2431

Milwaukee School of Languages, 8400 W. Burleigh St., 53222, (414) 393-5855

Wisconsin Conservatory of Lifelong Learning, 1017 N. 12th St., 53223, (414) 304-2960

Visit our MPS CACC Staff and Hours page for hours and further contact information.

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