Federal student aid is available to families from all walks of life and different levels of income.
It's a common mistake to think that student financial aid is available only to low-income families.
In reality, certain programs, such as the unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan, offer low rates and deferred repayment to almost anyone.
All you have to do is apply.
Determine your eligibility for financial aid
Most people qualify for federal student aid of some type. Still, some basic restrictions apply.
Identify your dependency status
Information required by the government differs according to whether you are a dependent or independent student.
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Find out when and how to complete the FAFSA, including your online options.
Complete the CSS(College Scholarship Service) /Financial Aid PROFILE®
The CSS/PROFILE is required by many private colleges, universities, graduate and professional schools, and scholarship programs to determine eligibility for non-federal financial aid.