#AskFAFSA Twitter Office Hours are on the last Wednesday of each month, 5-6 PM (EST) Join us on the last Wednesday of each month for #AskFAFSA Office Hours. Federal Student Aid will be answering student questions on Twitter during our live Q&A session. Students can tweet questions in advance using #AskFAFSA. For more information, go to Twitter.com/FAFSA.
Information on how to complete your FAFSASM Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid (an office of the U.S. Department of Education) provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million college and career school students. We strive to help make a college education possible for every dedicated mind by developing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) and disbursing funds to eligible students through more than 6,200 schools.
What we do for your students
We ensure students and their families can benefit from the federal student aid programs by providing information online, in publications, and over the phone via our 1-800-4-FED-AID hotline:
- Our StudentAid.gov website (available in English and Spanish) provides information on the availability of federal student aid, the process for applying for and receiving aid, and the importance of responsible money management during and after college.
- The FAFSA, available at www.fafsa.gov, features help text to accompany every question on the application and offers live one-on-one online chat with customer service representatives.
What we do for you
We also provide information and resources to help high schools and organizations that interact with or counsel college-bound students and financial aid recipients. At FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov, we’ve organized many resources into a searchable toolkit that you can use to make your job easier.
We recommend that you explore the Toolkit’s Search Financial Aid Tools and Resources page, where you can filter resources by audience, topic, seasonality (time of year), and type of resource. Examples of resources include
- outreach resources such as posters, fact sheets, videos, and PowerPoint presentations;
- social media resources such as sample tweets, Facebook posts, and blog posts; and
- publications about financial aid.
The Toolkit also offers professional development information such as training opportunities and resources for self-instruction.