The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known
as the FAFSA) is a form that can be prepared annually by
current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate)
in the United States to determine their
eligibility for student financial aid.
The FAFSA should not be confused with the CSS
Profile, which is also required by some colleges. The CSS is a
fee-based product of the College
Board and usually used by colleges to distribute their
own institutional funding rather than federal or state.
You may choose any of these three methods to file a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
Login to apply online (Recommended) or
- Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for
- Request a paper FAFSA by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID
(1-800-433-3243) or 319-337-5665. If you are hearing impaired,
contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.
Complete a PDF FAFSA
The PDF FAFSA is available for you to print and fill out manually or
is screen-fillable. Screen-fillable means you can enter your data on the
screen before printing. If you choose this option you will not be able
to save your data to your PC.
The 2016 - 2017 School Year (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017)