What is FAFSA & How it’s Work
In simple words, FAFSA is a free application for federal student aid. It is a program created by the government for college students to provide federal student loans, financial aid, and scholarship.
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FAFSA Contact Information
In below I will show you the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) contact details –
- Toll-free number: 1-800-433-3243
- International number: 1-334-523-2691
- Call TTY: 1-800-730-8913
Email & Chat Option:
- For email support, go to this link – https://studentaidhelp.ed.gov/app/ask. Fill the form and submit. The customer service team will assist you by mail.
- The chat option is not currently available, so use the number, email, and social media support.
- Monday to Friday 8 am – 11 pm (Eastern time)
- Saturday to Sunday 11 am – 5 pm (ET)
- Close Days – Federal Holidays, The Day After Thanksgiving, 24 December, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents Day.
FAFSA Official Website:
- FAFSA Website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
Mailing Address (2019-20):
- Student Aid Report (SAR) – FSAP, P.O. Box 7655, London, KY 40742-7655
- Paper FAFSA – Federal Student Aid Programs, P.O. Box 7654, London, KY 40742-7654
- FAFSA on the Web Signature Pages – FSAP, P.O. Box 7656, London, KY 40742-7656
Social Media Support:
- Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/FederalStudentAid
- Twitter Page – http://twitter.com/FAFSA
- YouTube Page – http://www.youtube.com/federalstudentaid
FAFSA Deadlines (2019-2020)
Generally, the deadline to submit the FAFSA for any academic year is 30th June. For the 2018-19 academic year, the date to submit the FAFSA is 30th June 2019 and for 2019-20 academic year the deadline is 30th June 2020.
Visit the official website for more information. You can also check state-wise deadlines at FAFSA website –
- Go on site – https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
- Scroll down and see the Student Aid Deadlines.
- Now select your “State and School Year”.
- And click on “View Deadline”, you will see all related dates.
Documents For Creating FSA ID Card
If You Are Depended Student:
- You and your parent’s Tax and W-2 forms document (use last 2 years document)
If You Are Independent Student:
- Use Your Tax and W-2 Form,
- Bank and Investment Statements,
- Social Security Card, Driving License and Permanent Resident Card (PRC)
FAFSA renewal is optional. If you have completed your last year and eligible for FAFSA, then you can renew and update your FAFSA, which increases your financial eligibility. In addition, you can start a new FAFSA by following these steps –
- First, go to – https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
- Now login as a returning student.
- If you are eligible then you have two options – FAFSA Renewal or Start New FAFSA.
- To add information you can use your FSA id card.