Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
What is the FAFSA? To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. In addition, many states and colleges use your FAFSA information 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. THE FAFSA WINDOW OPENS ON OCTOBER 1st 2022.
IMPORTANT! COMPLETE THE FAFSA FOR THE 2023-2024 SCHOOL YEAR: Because most students begin classes in the Fall semester after graduation, and you are graduating in 2023, you need to complete the FAFSA for the following school year, which is the 2023-2024 school year.
This is a graduation requirement!
Louisiana requires public school students graduating from high school to complete the FAFSA.
- Click here for the 7 things your need before completing your 2023-24 FAFSA!
- Click here to complete the FAFSAIf you are unable to complete the FAFSA--
- A parent or legal custodian, or a student legally emancipated or of the legal age of majority, may certify a waiver in writing to the LEA (sample: Non-participation LEA form); or recieve a waiver through the district hardship waiver process.
One of the above mentioned items must be on file for a student by April 1, 2023 or the student may not be permitted to graduate. Once students have completed the FASFA, the student should print their completion and turn it in to their counselor or forward a copy of the confirmation page via email.
Free FASFA Help for Louisiana Residents: 1-844-463-2372 (8:30am to 5:00pm).
For more information on whose financial information is needed for FAFSA, please click here: Information on Reporting Parent Info on FASFA