A-Z Glossary

FAFSA: Short for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a FAFSA is the form used to apply for federal financial aid for higher education. Each applicant must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for financial aid, which includes grants, work-study and loans.

The government uses the FAFSA to determine the amount of aid for which each applicant qualifies.

**This fall, many high schools nationwide are holding FAFSA completion events. Check with your school to see if it will be participating.**