You must have your FAFSA completed before you can apply for any scholarships through OSAC and the SMHS Foundation. REMEMBER this application is FREE. If you are asked to pay for the application, you are on the wrong site. Both student and parent will need an FSA ID number to complete the FAFSA.
Here is the correct site to complete the FAFSA: http://fafsa.ed.gov/
Why should I fill out the FAFSA?
If you don’t fill out the FAFSA, you could be missing out on a lot of financial aid! We’ve heard a number of reasons students think they shouldn’t complete the FAFSA. Here are a few:
“I (or my parents) make too much money, so I won’t qualify for aid.”
“Only students with good grades get financial aid.”
“The FAFSA is too hard to fill out.”
“I’m too old to qualify for financial aid.”If you think any of these statements apply to you, then you should read “Myths About Financial Aid.” http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/sites/default/files/financial-aid-myths.pdf . The reality is EVERYONE should fill out the FAFSA.
How do I fill out the FAFSA?
The best and easiest way to file is online at www.fafsa.gov. This is faster and easier than using paper.
What happens after I fill out the FAFSA?
Applying isn’t the last step; your FAFSA has to be processed, and then you get an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which your college or career school uses to figure out how much aid you can get. Find out more about what happens after you fill out the FAFSA, http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps including how aid is calculated and when and how you’ll get your aid.