Understanding FAFSA (2021)

Do you need money to go to college?  This is the first step if you want financial aid from the federal and state government or most colleges. Filling out the FAFSA can be overwhelming. Don’t worry. There is a lot of help!

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Preparing for College: Guide & Workbook
(VA 2021-2022)

  • Estimating your college costs
  • Tips for completing FASFA
  • Finding scholarships
  • and more

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College Access Fairfax PowerPoint Presentation Quick Fact Sheets

PowerPoint presentations are available on the Workshop page.

Financial Aid – General Information

Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA


Financial Aid Calculators

Financial Aid Deadlines

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award