Helpful hints about the FAFSA

Helpful hints about the FAFSA

When you complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov, you will see instructions for each question. In addition, each question will have “Help and Hints” that can be found on the right - hand side of the screen. The remainder of this document provides the Help and Hints for each FAFSA question.

Note: If you complete the FAFSA online, then you may automatically skip some questions based on your answers to earlier questions. For example, if you are considered an independent student, you will not have to provide your parents’ financial information. The fafsa.gov site will display only the questions you need to answer.

Another great source of information is the “The Federal Student Aid” web site has which can be found at  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out