FAFSA - (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
** October 1st** is the new date that you can now submit your FAFSA starting on.
The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) your student and about your families financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, when you filed taxes or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:
- Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
- Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
- Your driver’s license number if you have one
- Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen
- Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
- IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
- Foreign tax return, or
- Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federal States of Micronesia, or Palau
- Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
- Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
Check out this Video for a quick intro to the FAFSA!
FAFSA Forecaster - Gives a "forecast" of what your FAFSA results could be. This allows families to begin to make a financial plan for their students' college.
For more information on the various forms of student loans available, visit debt.org
For additional financial information, visit studentaid.gov
Income based Interest Free Loans see the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
FSA ID - Username and Password needed to complete FAFSA on the Internet.
- Go to fsaid.ed.gov and click on the "Create an FSA ID" tab.
USA Today article on finding scholarships
Click here for a list of available regional scholarships received to date
Click here for a non-exhaustive list of merit scholarships available from Missouri Colleges and Universities
St. Louis Graduates
St. Louis Graduates’ free online scholarship portal,Scholarship Central,now includes 45 scholarships. Designed to make access to financial resources simpler for St. Louis area students, Scholarship Central enables students to complete a single general application to acccess dozens of potential scholarships. It also enables scholarship providers to connect to thousands of students who now check Scholarship Central regularly.
The latest additions to Scholarship Central are two scholarships offered by Soroptimist International of Greater St. Louis, a local women’s organization. The Soroptimists moved quickly to begin using Scholarship Central this summer which enabled them to make awards for the fall semester, greatly helping two students in need.
To sign up you must have a valid email address to create a secure user proflie that will allow you to quickly and easily find and apply to many funding opportunities through this common application.
More College Scholarship Websites
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Resources for students with Learning Disabilities
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Scholarships 4 School
United Negro College Fund