FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is an application that must be filed annually as it determines the amount of financial aid you are eligible to recieve.
When should I file mine?
A FAFSA can be filed for the 2018-2019 academic year any time between October 1, 2017 and June 30, 2019; however, it is best to go ahead and submit yours as close to October 1st as possible. This is not something you want to put on the back burner and risk forgetting about. Know filling out the application is not necessarily a quick process. Set aside an hour or so to complete your application.
Please visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ on or after October 1st to create your account and begin your application.