College Financial Aid by State

Scholarships, college savings plans, free tuition, student debt forgiveness, tax information and key deadlines where you live or attend school.

The latest news on the 2024-25 FAFSA

Head to, where you'll be able to create your FSA ID. You'll need your social security number and your own email address. The new form is shorter and designed to take less time: some say as little as 10 minutes, though budget more time if it's your first go or you are completing forms for more than one student.

How you fill out the FAFSA depends on your family circumstances. NerdWallet's guide has tips on what financial information to provide based on your situation, and where to get additional help if you need it. Choose the option below that best applies to you for guidance on how to answer each question on the FAFSA.

Family structure (dependent students):

Family structure (independent students):

Immigration status:

The redesigned FAFSA for the 2024-25 academic year is available at After major delays, the FAFSA corrections process opened on April 16 to students and families who submitted incorrect or incomplete forms.

You can still submit the 2023-24 FAFSA until June 30, 2024.

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