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Where do I fill out the online FAFSA form for Mom’s to return to school?

Updated: January 18, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) program provides a large number of students with financial aid for their studies, but filling out the FAFSA, especially if you’re a Mom returning to school, can be daunting.

To fill out the FAFSA online you simply visit the Federal Student Aid website, where you can easily enter your details and send the form off electronically. The website is at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

If you prefer to fill out the form on paper then all schools will have a printed application available at their campus or office. However take note that it’s faster and easier to apply online, and the website guides you through it with a help section.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form is free to fill out. You fill out this application so it can be determined if you are eligible for a government scholarship or grant – and to find out how much money you can receive.

Allow approximately 2 hours minimum to complete the FAFSA form adequately.

It is important to be aware of the federal and state deadlines that apply for where you live – you can find out what these deadlines are at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/deadlines.htm

Making a mistake when filling out your FAFSA application can cost you dearly, so it is very important to know exactly how to do it properly, and to take your time! This will also ensure that you receive the maximum amount of financial aid that you’re eligible for.

See the tips below for ideas on how to get the most from your application.

Tips for Completing the FAFSA Form

Have your documentation ready to go.
To make sure things run smoothly it pays to be organized. Gathering your documents together before you start will save on stress! This includes things like ID and earnings income documents. If you’re a dependent then you’ll require some information about your parents too.

Have Income Tax Returns Filled Out
Yourself, and your family if applicable, should have your income tax returns already completed before you start the FAFSA application process. You don’t have to file it, but because a lot of the information in the application is the same as the income tax return, it will save you considerable time to do this first.

FAFSA paperwork

Cut out paperwork by doing your FAFSA online and having your income tax details ready

Use the Live Chat Customer Service
The FAFSA online application process also lets you chat live with an assistant, right as you’re filling out the form. So you can get help on the spot if you’re not sure of something. Don’t hesitate to use this valuable service if you need to!

Double Check Everything
Make sure you double check your entire application before submitting it. It’s easy to make a mistake along the way, and once you go back to re-read it you are in a better frame of mind to pick up the little things that could make a huge difference to the success of your application!

Completing your FAFSA form is easy and fast thanks to the online process, and will have you well on the way to getting that much needed financial aid that will assist you enormously with your studies!

  1. Teresa L Foster
    March 24th, 2015 at 11:57 | #1

    Mom of three interested in going back to school starting this summer if possible to get my LPN.I would need a grant for school and possibly a grant to help. I work sixty hours a week and wondered if there was a grant for living expenses. I would like to cut back so I can just work forty hours a week instead of 60. Thank you!!!

  2. GW
    August 23rd, 2013 at 23:22 | #2

    Hello, I am interested in the fasfa grant so that I may go back to school. I am a working single mother and I filled the fasfa form out for my youngest son that just graduated from high school.

    Am I able to fill it out for myself too or do I need to apply for a loan?

  3. January 9th, 2013 at 20:55 | #3

    I am intrested in getting more information on other grants to help me go back to school i am a single mother with 3 children and i work.

  4. Auna Moore
    May 16th, 2012 at 23:55 | #4

    I would like information concerning going back to college. I’m a single mother and I have always had aspirations of returning back to college.

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