Why use us?

We offer professional assistance to students and their families in preparing and filing the FAFSA application. Even though we are a professional FAFSA preparer, we are not affiliated with the US Department of Education. As a fee-based FAFSA preparer, we are constantly innovating new and better tools to help you understand the information needed to file a FAFSA. We want to make your FAFSA filing experience as easy as possible.

You have different options when applying for federal student aid. You can use a fee-based FAFSA Preparer, or you can work directly with the US Department of Education for no fee.

Similar to using a Tax Preparer for help with filing taxes, many people choose to use a FAFSA Preparer for experienced help with preparation and filing of the FAFSA, and access to expert advice and review.

FAFSA is the first step in applying with the Dept. of Education for most federal, state, and college-provided financial aid for students. It helps determine the amount of money that the student’s family is expected to contribute towards the student’s college education.

The application is more than 100 questions long and they can be complex, that’s why we are here to make things easier for you. FAFSA mistakes can cause delays or even thousands of dollars of potential aid. We will assist you throughout the process from beginning to end.

Please contact us for additional information pertaining to fees and answering questions about your specific situation.

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA is the Free Application for Financial Student Aid required to be completed when applying with the Dept. of Education for most federal, state, and college-provided financial aid. It helps determine the amount of money that the student’s family is expected to contribute towards the student’s college education.

I’m not sure I will qualify for financial aid. Should I still file a FAFSA?

We encourage all students to file a FAFSA application to apply for financial aid. Generally, most people are eligible for some form of aid. The FAFSA is often the first step in applying for your share of the billions of dollars in student financial aid that are available every year, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans and work-study programs. While you may not receive free money, you may still be eligible for low-interest loans and work-study programs.

When should I file a FAFSA?

In general, the amount of available aid is limited, so the best time to apply for it is as soon as possible. Currently, the soonest a FAFSA application can be filed with the Department of Education is on the October 1st preceding the academic year that you are requesting financial aid for.

What documents are needed to apply?

  • Copy of Social Security Card of Student
  • Copy of Social Security Card of Parents (if the Student is a dependent)
  • Copy of Student’s Driver’s License (if any)
  • Student’s 2016 W-2 forms, if applicable
  • Student’s 2016 Federal Income Tax returns, if applicable
  • Student’s untaxed income records (tax exempt interest, retirement contributions, disability benefits, etc.)
  • Student’s current bank statements (if any)
  • Parent’s 2016 W-2 Forms
  • Parent’s 2016 Federal Income Tax returns
  • Parent’s current bank statements
  • Parent’s untaxed income records (tax exempt interest, retirement contributions, disability benefits, etc.)
  • Parent’s current business and investment records (records of savings, stocks, bonds and trusts)
  • Completed Questionnaire which we provide