The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is required by every college for consideration of financial aid, including Federal Student Loans and Grants, college-specific need-based aid, and, in many instances, merit-based awards.

The FAFSA for the 2023-24 school year is now available. Regardless of State or college deadlines, the FAFSA should be completed and submitted as early in the process as possible in order to maximize financial aid, particularly school-based awards.

For those filing the FAFSA on their own, or simply interested in getting a better understanding of how the FAFSA works, here is a useful resource:

Filing The FAFSA | A Step-By-Step Guide

Whether you prepare and file the FAFSA on your own, or entrust same to our care, both the student and one custodial parent will need FSA-IDs (Usernames and Passwords), this to log in to the FAFSA Application, and then to sign and submit the FAFSA.

Create the FSA-IDs HERE.

If you would like an assist in preparing and/or submitting the FAFSA, or other financial aid forms, give a holler. 516-345-8766. Or email College Connection at We are always here to help!