You Might Know the Basics
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form is the application for federal financial aid for college and post-secondary training. It also may help you qualify for financial aid from the state of Ohio and at institutions of your choice. The form is free, and it could save you thousands of dollars.
By filling out the FAFSA, you will find out how to qualify for funding. You may qualify for grants, which you don't need to repay. If you qualify for loans, federal loans have lower interest rates, and you don't start repaying until you graduate. The FAFSA is also a key to unlocking state financial aid.
Did You Know that Trade Programs Qualify Too?
Some people don't apply for FAFSA because they believe that it's only for students who are looking to go to a 2 or 4-year college. That is not true. You can apply for funds to attend trade programs. Every year there are many Ohio students who complete the FAFSA and get funding for career training.