2014-2015 FAFSA available for college students to update

Published: January 2, 2014, 4:38 pm, by Debbie Kelley

fsa_logoThe new FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)  for the 2014-2015 school year is now available online at www.fafsa.gov.

College-bound students must fill out a new application every year to qualify for federal financial aid, which includes grants, work study programs and loans.

Although parents and students do not need to have their 2013 taxes completed to fill out the form, applicants will need to submit a correction to the FAFSA information once they’ve filed 2013 tax statements.

One note of caution: Be aware of FAFSA websites that charge a fee for assistance to apply. The authentic site, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, is free and does not charge money to apply.