The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can easily be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Web saves you processing time - in some cases it cuts your time in half! It also increases the accuracy and completeness of your application due to the automatic error checks performed by the system. FAFSA on the Web is secure. You can feel comfortable submitting your financial information via the Internet.
When completing the FAFSA on the Web, keep in mind the following:
Students and parents can use their U.S. Department of Education personal identification number (PIN) to electronically sign their FAFSA. The student's PIN will also access other U.S. Department of Education resources via the Internet.You can request a PIN or change your PIN at www.pin.ed.gov
Students who filed a FAFSA last year can use their U.S. Department of Education PIN number to file the Renewal FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Because many of the basic data elements of the FAFSA do not change (name, date of birth, etc.), the Renewal FAFSA on the Web will ask you to confirm last year's information and provide updated information for elements such as grade level and the income sections.
After your FAFSA is submitted and you receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), you may need to make corrections to data elements. If so, you can use your PIN at www.fafsa.ed.gov to access and change information.You should not attempt to correct student Social Security numbers via the web or on the paper SAR. Anytime the student Social Security number is incorrect, a new FAFSA (paper or via the web) must be submitted.