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How to Fill out your FAFSA

The FAFSA application opens up on January 1st, and the earlier it is filled out the better. Please find an attachment below of a step-by-step guide to fill out the FAFSA. If you have any questions, please go see Mr. Gutierrez in room 135.

How to Apply for Florida Financial Aid
In order to apply for Florida Financial Aid, you must first complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA). The FFAA becomes available every December 1st, but must be completed before graduating from high school.
It is important to:
  • Check application deadlines. Each grant or scholarship deadline may vary.
  • View the Web site often to track the status of your application.
  • Remember to also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Most federal financial aid programs and some of Florida’s financial aid programs require students to complete this federal application.
Apply online for Florida Financial Aid by following the directions below:
  1. Select “State Grants, Scholarships & Applications.”
  2. Click on “Apply Here” and under “STUDENTS” select the best option that fits you. For example, if this is your first time applying for Florida Financial Aid, select “Initial State Student Application.”
Do you have questions concerning state grants and scholarships? Contact OSFA’s Customer Service staff by calling toll-free at 1-888-827-2004.