Free Application for Federal Student Aid
July 1, 2012 — June 30, 2013
U.S. Department of Education
Federal Student Aid
Use this form to apply free for federal and
state student grants, work-study and loans.
Or apply free online at
Applying by the Deadlines
For federal aid, submit your application as early as possible, but no earlier than
January 1, 2012. We must receive your application no later than June 30, 2013. Your
college must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment
in the 2012-2013 school year.
For state or college aid, the deadline may be as early as January 2012. See the table to
the right for state deadlines. You may also need to complete additional forms.
Check with your high school guidance counselor or a financial aid administrator at
your college about state and college sources of student aid and deadlines.
If you are filing close to one of these deadlines, we recommend you file online at
www.fafsa.gov. This is the