What is a FAFSA?
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Completing and submitting the FAFSA® is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school.
In addition, the State of Alaska and UAA use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.Click to Start Your FAFSA!
Still not convinced to fill out the FAFSA? Maybe you're holding on to a few myths, like...
- "My parents make too much money, why bother?"
- "I don't have good credit, so I know I won't qualify for a student loan!"
- "The FAFSA takes forever to fill out, and it's really hard to do."
- "I heard the interest rates on student loans are crazy high."
- "I can't file my 2017-2018 FAFSA in October, because I haven't filed my taxes or applied to any schools."
- "The FAFSA asks me to report tax information from a year when I made more money, so there is no point."
UAA can BUST these myths (and many others), so come to one of our FAFSA workshopsFAFSA Workshop Calendar
For additional information on FAFSA myths, FAQs, and special situations,
visit the following federal website:https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa