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As of June 30, 2022, students can no longer apply for federal financial aid through the myStudentAid mobile app. The app from the U.S. Department of Education is being retired due to lack of use.
MyStudentAid previously let students and parents fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The results of the FAFSA determine a student’s eligibility for grants, scholarships and work-study. The FAFSA is also the key to accessing federal student loans. Students must complete a FAFSA for each year they’re in college to receive financial aid.
Students can still use StudentAid.gov to submit the FAFSA. Before you apply, prepare to complete the form with less stress by having all the documents you need at your fingertips. This FAFSA checklist can help.
» MORE: NerdWallet's guide to the FAFSA