What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found by going to http://www.fafsfa.gov, determines eligibility for all federal financial aid programs including grants and education related loans. The FAFSA process determines how much a family can afford to contribute toward the student's college education based on household income and other factors. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance (COA) budget to determine unmet need.