Saturday, November 17

at 9:00 a.m.

Tucson High Magnet School Cafeteria

Child Care & Snacks will be provided

Join us!

FAFSA help

Financial Aid

Scholarships Workshops

Prizes and raffles!

Please Bring

• Your parents’ 2017 taxes

• Student 2017 taxes if filed

• FAFSA worksheet

• Your FSA ID

• Your Parent’s FSA ID

What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA allows students to access federal and state grants in addition to student loans. Grants are important to mention because they are free money.   It also helps colleges, universities, and scholarship programs to determine the distribution of need-based institutional grants and scholarships.

FAFSA stands for “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” Colleges and universities, as well as the federal government, use this application to make decisions about how to distribute financial aid to students. Most of the FAFSA questions ask about your tax history and financial information (and that of your parents if you are under 24 years old).

Why should I apply?

  1. The FAFSA is free to fill out.
  2. Most schools won’t offer you financial aid unless you’ve submitted the FAFSA.
  3. Many colleges and universities require the FAFSA for merit-based financial aid as well as need-based aid.

No doubt about it, filling out the FAFSA should be one of your first steps in the college application process.

Who can apply?

Any legal U.S. citizen or resident can apply for the FAFSA.

Not a legal resident? There is still hope! Visit our section on immigration status and financial aid for more information.

When Should I Apply?

The earliest you can apply is October 1st of your senior year of high school. You should apply as early as possible because federal financial aid is given on a first-come, first-served basis. Many colleges have March deadlines for priority financial aid. Seriously, get it done early.

Remember that you must renew your FAFSA every year! Fortunately, it’s much easier to update the FAFSA once you’ve filled it out the first time.

Request an IRS Tax Return Transcript!

Download a Request for IRS Tax Return Transcript form here.

Where do I apply?


FSA ID is the username and password needed to log-in and submit to FAFSA. Both students and at least one parents (if the student is dependent) will need to make one.

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