There are affordable college options for all students. Financial aid is available. Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step. This is why we send text messages, emails, and postal mail with important information about how to apply for financial aid.

Where can you go for help applying for financial aid?

Applying for financial aid can sometimes be challenging, and we want to make sure you know about support resources that are available to you:


United States Department of Education

The Department of Education has a FAFSA Hotline you can call with questions about the FAFSA: 1-800-4FED-AID

The Department of Education also has helpful guidance on how to interpret the financial aid award letters you will receive from colleges.

Your Community

Many communities have College Goal Sunday events where you can go for one-on-one help with FAFSA. Some communities host additional events.

Access Organizations

Many communities have college access organizations with staff who can help you with the FAFSA. These organizations may also be able to help you review financial aid award letters when you receive them from colleges. Find a college access organization near you.