Get Your Piece of the Pie - File the FAFSA
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and it
is your ticket to receiving grants, scholarships and work study to
go to college.
To encourage students to complete the FAFSA, we are partnering
with the Colorado Department of Education to provide information,
materials and resources to high schools, students and parents
across the State.
Understand how FAFSA Works
File the FAFSA as soon as possible after
October 1 of your senior year in high school. Even if you are not
sure whether you will need aid or will attend a college, you should
still complete the FAFSA!
You can now file the FAFSA using your
smartphone. The My Student Aid free app is available in
the Apple App Store or via Google Play.
As you file the FAFSA, we recommend you download and complete
our Paying for College Worksheet. It will keep
financial aid information handy and includes fillable checklists to
help families stay on top of filing requirements.
Once you File your
Once you have filed your FAFSA electronically, in a few days you
will receive an electronic Student Aid Report (SAR). Read it and
follow the instructions on the SAR. The colleges you listed will
also receive your Report, so watch for correspondence from them
Use this handy tool to compare college costs and financial aid offers
you will receive from colleges.