How to Apply for FAFSA Scholarship

FAFSA Scholarship

FAFSA scholarship; this post will guide you to apply to FAFSA scholarship before the deadline. Your academic grant is guaranteed with the Federal Student Aid scholarship. 

FAFSA 2020 – 2021 academic scholarship form is available. You will learn how to fill it here. We gathered information on the best time to apply for the Federal Student Aid scholarship. The FAFSA scholarship form is straightforward and it’s very easy to fill. The instruction and the requirement to qualify for the Federal Student Aid scholarship is well written on FAFSA homepage.

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA is a free online scholarship application for financial aid that can be used to study for free in the college. The online financial aid is used by different institutions to put together federal students aid packages to study for free in the college for all selected candidate.

FAFSA Benefits

FAFSA benefits including the following;

  1. Grants for college
  2. Work-study,
  3. Federal student loans
  4. State and school financial aid.

When you are offered a scholarship from FAFSA you can work and study at the same time. This doesn’t affect your grant from the federal. With all these FAFSA benefits you’d want to consider the scholarship in 2020 – 2021 academic section.

Form Requirements

To fill the FAFSA scholarship at a go on FAFSA.gov you need to get the following documents ready. This will help you to start and submit the scholarship form once you started filling the form. This will not put a stop to filling your scholarship form on the go.

  1. Driver’s license and social security number (SSN)
  2. Your parents’ social security numbers (SSN) and their date of birth.
  3. You must have access to your family latest federal income tax returns.
  4. If you are applying for FAFSA 2020 – 2021 academic scholarship you must be able to provide your family’s 2018 tax return.
  5. W-2 forms.
  6. Your bank statement (contact your bank for this if you cannot print it yourself)
  7. Your family investment’s information such as real estate, money market fund, stocks, etc.

When you get all the above document ready you can now proceed to apply for your Federal Student Aid scholarship. However, the fastest approach to apply for this scholarship is using the myStudentAid mobile app.

 myStudentAid Mobile App

 myStudentAid mobile app is available for both Android and iOS while computer and laptop user can just visit the official FAFSA web portal to apply for the scholarship with their FSA ID username and password and your application will be processed within 7 days at max.

FAFSA Android App

You can download the official app directly from the official web portal at FAFSA.gov or search through the Google play store to download and install the scholarship app on your Android phone.

  • Launch the Google play store app from your home screen.
  • Type “myStudentAid” and click on the search button.
  • Click “Install”
  • Wait for the app to install successfully on your Android phone.

Once the myStudentAid app is installed successfully you will be able to log in to your FAFSA account with your login username and password to apply for FAFSA scholarship.

FAFSA iOS (iPhone/iPad) App

myStudentAid iOS app is available for download in the Apple app store.

  • Go to the Apple store
  • Search for myStudentAid iOS app
  • Click the “Get” button
  • Click “Install” and”Install” again

Sign in to your Apple account and unlock your iPhone/iPad when prompted to download and install the FAFSA iOS app on your iPhone.

2020–21 FAFSA Form Available on myStudentAid App and fafsa.gov

The 2020–21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is available to students and parents to complete through the myStudentAid mobile app and the fafsa.gov website.

The following are key features of my FAFSA in the October update:

  • Students and parents may begin, complete, and submit a new or renewal FAFSA form for both the 2020–21 and the 2019-20 FAFSA processing cycles.
  • You’ll be offered a customized experience based on your role (student, parent, or preparer). The app guides how to complete the FAFSA questions.
  • You’ll have a secure experience with the same data protections as completing the FAFSA form through fafsa.gov.
  • Students and parents may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT), now mobile responsive, to electronically transfer federal tax return information into a FAFSA form.
  • You may be eligible to transfer your FAFSA information into your state aid application. Participating states include Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
  • You can view additional information about the schools you selected on your FAFSA form for easy comparison of schools.
  • You can access and view your Student Aid Report for any completed application.

Also, the myStudentAid mobile app provides links to the following services:

  • Profile: manage account username and password (FSA ID)
  • myChecklist: use a financial planning tool that offers next step information for users at all stages of the federal student aid process
  • myFederalLoans: view federal student aid history
  • myCollegeScorecard: view and compare information about schools
  • Contact Us: get in touch with Federal Student Aid contact centres to have questions answered
  • StudentAid.gov: access Federal Student Aid’s key source of information about the federal student aid programs, application process, and loan repayment options

Create a FAFSA Login

We strongly recommend that you first create FAFSA login (FSA ID) to allow you to sign in to studentaid.gov to complete FAFSA scholarship form.

  1. Go to FAFSA account information page and provide your FSA ID, email address, password, and click “Continue”.
  2. On the personal information page, provide your first name, middle initial, last name, date of birth, social security number, and click “Continue”. You can only use have an account. And the financial binding term and regulation are that you can only have an account associated with your social security number.
  3. Provide your mailing address, city, state, zip code, phone number, check I’d like to use my phone number as password recovery, and click on “Continue”.

Now, follow the information on the screen to create your FSA ID to log in to FAFSA.gov to apply for the scholarship.

How to Apply for FAFSA Scholarship

Filling the FAFSA form doesn’t guarantee you that you will be selected for the scholarship. However, it worth trying. 

  1. Go to “Fill out FAFSA Form” page and you will be redirected to the FSA login page.
  2. Select to I’m the student to “log in FSA as a student” or “log in FSA as a parent, preparer, or student from a Freely Associated State.FAFSA Login
  3. Type your Student’s FSA ID Username, E-mail Address, or Mobile Number and the student’s FSA ID Password and click “Next”.Sign in FSA account

When you are taken to the scholarship page, fill your educational information and provide other necessary information and then click “Submit”.

FSA ID Problem

The quickest way to fix your FSA ID problem is to reset your username or password to gain access to your federal student aid account to be able to apply for college scholarship and grant.

  1. Go to FSA login web portal
  2. Click on “I am the student” and click “forgot password” to reset “FSA ID for student”.
  3. A new window will pop up in a new tab (if you are using a computer) with an option to reset FSA ID password.
  4. Type your “Email address or Phone Number or Username” and select your birth month and day and click “Continue”.Reset FAFSA Password
  5. Follow the instruction on the next screen to reset your FAFSA scholarship account password.

Note: You must have an FSA ID with an associated SSN to be able to apply for the scholarship. Otherwise, your access to access the FSA scholarship page will be restricted and your access to the FAFSA form will be denied.

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