Completing and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the single most important thing you can do to get assistance paying for college.

Many state governments and colleges also use the FAFSA to determine eligibility for nonfederal aid.

Don’t let these myths trip you up:

  • “I (or my parents) make too much money, so I won’t qualify.”
  • “Only students with good grades get financial aid.”
  • “The form is too hard to fill out.”