Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form allows students to be considered for federal student aid. States and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans.
On April 8, 2021, the Alabama State Board of Education approved a resolution to amend the Alabama Administrative Code so that, effective with the graduating Class of 2022, FAFSA completion is a part of every graduating senior's transition into postsecondary education, training, or the workforce. To learn more about how FAFSA completion affects your student, please contact the counselor at your child's school.
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The application portal opens each year on October 1. Before you complete the FAFSA, you will need to create an FSA ID, a login containing a username and password. Filing early is important to improve your chances of receiving financial aid that's awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, please visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.
The Alabama Goes to College (AG2C) Team is here to assist with your continued efforts to promote and champion postsecondary pathways for your students. The AG2C Help Desk Line is available for educators, parents, and students seeking assistance with the college-planning process, including FAFSA support. The number to the Help Desk is 334-316-6155.
Assistance can also be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.