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Financial Aid and FAFSA

Step-by-Step Guide: Creating an FAFSA Account


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FAFSA Step-by-Step





The FAFSA Form can be completed through the myStudentAid mobile app or Each family with a college-bound senior must complete this form for colleges to determine financial assistance and scholarships. The deadline for submission is determined by the school to which you are applying.


The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application used to apply for federal or state-supported financial aid to pay for a college education. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easy and provides you with access to the largest source of financial aid available.

Financial aid covers expenses like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and other college-related expenses. The FAFSA can be used to determine eligibility for:

  • Federal Student Aid – Pell Grants and student loans.
  • State Financial Aid – HOPE Scholarship and Grant programs.
  • Institutional Financial Aid – Institutional Scholarships offered by a college.
  • Private Financial Aid – Private Scholarships provided by businesses or other organizations.

You may choose any of these methods to file a FAFSA form:

  • Log in at to apply online or
  • Fill out the form in the myStudentAid mobile app, available on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) or
  • Complete a paper copy (note: you must print out and mail the FAFSA PDF for processing) or
  • Request a print-out of the FAFSA PDF by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913); then fill out the form and mail it for processing

For FAFSA help visit their help site. 

Georgia Student Finance Commission

Georgia Student Finance Commission is here to assist as well. Please contact Ms. Adrienne Langford at or


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FAFSA and HOPE Scholarships

Seniors applying to college should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible. Colleges need this information to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and student work programs.