The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is a form that students planning to attend college in the current or following school year complete in order to recieve federal student aid or money for college. We recommend that all seniors complete this form and encourage students to complete the form online.
For students in the Class of 2017: You will be able to complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov starting October 1, 2016.
When creating an account and starting your FAFSA, remember:
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid- Official Site)
Reciprocity and Midwest Student Exchange (Instate and Lower-Tuition Rate agreements for MN students attending school in WI, ND, SD, and Manitoba)
Fin Aid (Great general resource for all things Financial Aid)
MN Dream Act Info and Application (MN State Aid Application that doesn't require Social Security Number, effective July 2013)
CSS/Profile (a financial aid application required by some colleges. Available in October of each year as some Early Action or Early Decision application plans require the profile as early as October. Requires a per college fee to submit)