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FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
 

 

The 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for students and families to complete. Although the form can be completed, FAFSAs will not be processed or shared with colleges and universities until mid-March 2024, delaying financial aid packages.   

The changes to the FAFSA will provide the following:

  • A more streamlined application process
  • Expanded eligibility for federal financial aid
  • Reduced barriers for certain student populations
  • A better user experience for the FAFSA form

The first step in completing the FAFSA is creating an FSA ID, so to create yours, visit fsaid.ed.gov. After creating your FSA ID, you can start filling out the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov. 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 advisor will reach out to help you.

 

2023–24 FAFSA Events

2/12/2024 FAFSA open appointments Groppi CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/12/2024 FAFSA open appointments Riverside University  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–6:00 p.m.
2/12/2024 BLMA mentor meeting Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop 9:00–10:00 a.m.
2/12/2024 First Nations Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop 1:00–4:00 p.m.
2/12/2024 FAFSA open appointments Rufus King IB CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–4:30 p.m.
2/12/2024 FAFSA open appointments Bay View CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:00 p.m.
2/13/2024 FAFSA open appointments Audubon High School  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/13/2024 First Nations Golda Meir CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–2:00 p.m.
2/13/2024 FAFSA open appointments Golda Meir CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/13/2024 FAFSA open appointments MacDowell CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/13/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–1:30 p.m.
2/13/2024 FAFSA open appointments Rufus King IB CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/13/2024 FAFSA open appointments Bay View CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:00 p.m.
2/13/2024 Money Coach recruitment Rufus King IB CACC Financial literacy 10:09–11:03 a.m.
2/14/2024 FAFSA open appointments Golda Meir CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/14/2024 FAFSA open appointments Milwaukee School of Languages CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/14/2024 FAFSA open appointments Riverside University  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–6:00 p.m.
2/14/2024 GPS Ed presentation Washington CACC Career readiness 10:00–11:00 a.m.
2/14/2024 FAFSA open appointments Washington CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/14/2024 Scholarship Application Week Washington CACC Scholarship event/workshop All day
2/15/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Golda Meir CACC College and career readiness workshop 10:45–11:30 a.m.
2/15/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–1:30 p.m.
2/15/2024 Scholarship Application Week Washington CACC Scholarship event/workshop All day
2/15/2024 Senior meeting Washington CACC Grade-level meeting 1:30–2:30 p.m.
2/19/2024 First Nations Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop 1:00–4:00 p.m.
2/19/2024 FAFSA open appointments Rufus King IB CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–4:30 p.m.
2/19/2024 FAFSA open appointments Bay View CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–4:30 p.m.
2/20/2024 FAFSA open appointments Audubon High School  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/20/2024 First Nations Golda Meir CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–2:00 p.m.
2/20/2024 FAFSA open appointments Golda Meir CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/20/2024 FAFSA Night MacDowell CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 4:00–6:00 p.m.
2/20/2024 FAFSA open appointments Riverside University  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–6:00 p.m.
2/20/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–1:30 p.m.
2/20/2024 FAFSA open appointments Rufus King IB CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/20/2024 FAFSA open appointments Bay View CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/20/2024 Air National Guard tabling Rufus King IB CACC Recruitment — other 12:30–1:30 p.m.
2/21/2024 FAFSA open appointments Audubon High School  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/21/2024 FAFSA open appointments Golda Meir CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/21/2024 FAFSA open appointments Milwaukee School of Languages CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/21/2024 FAFSA open appointments Washington CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/21/2024 Money Coach  Rufus King IB CACC Financial literacy 10:09–11:03 a.m.
2/22/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Golda Meir CACC College and career readiness workshop 10:45–11:30 a.m.
2/22/2024 FAFSA open appointments Riverside University  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–6:00 p.m.
2/22/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–1:30 p.m.
2/26/2024 FAFSA open appointments Groppi CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/26/2024 First Nations Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop 1:00–4:00 p.m.
2/26/2024 FAFSA open appointments Rufus King IB CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–4:30 p.m.
2/26/2024 FAFSA open appointments Bay View CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–4:30 p.m.
2/27/2024 First Nations Golda Meir CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–2:00 p.m.
2/27/2024 FAFSA open appointments Golda Meir CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/27/2024 Scholarship Application Week MacDowell CACC Scholarship event/workshop All day
2/27/2024 FAFSA open appointments MacDowell CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/27/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Rufus King IB CACC College and career readiness workshop Noon–1:30 p.m.
2/27/2024 FAFSA open appointments Rufus King IB CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/27/2024 FAFSA open appointments Bay View CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/28/2024 FAFSA open appointments Golda Meir CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/28/2024 FAFSA open appointments Milwaukee School of Languages CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/28/2024 FAFSA open appointments Riverside University  CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–6:00 p.m.
2/28/2024 FAFSA open appointments Washington CACC FAFSA workshop/completion 3:30–5:30 p.m.
2/28/2024 Money Coach  Rufus King IB CACC Financial literacy 10:09–11:04 a.m.
2/29/2024 Boys & Girls Club Grad Plus Golda Meir CACC College and career readiness workshop 10:45–11:30 a.m.

Scholarships

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 will be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA.)
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
    • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
    • An FSA ID to sign electronically (student and parents will need one)
  • 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

FAFSA Verification: What to Do If You're Selected

FinAid's Guide to Verification

Welcome to the 2023–24 school year!

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