(Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

You and your parent will need an FSA ID. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature.

You can obtain your FSA ID on the following webpage: https://fsaid.ed.gov

The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is a useful tool in preparing to complete the online FAFSA. The worksheet lists the FAFSA questions and provides boxes for students’ (and parents’) answers. The order of the questions on the worksheet follows that of FAFSA on the Web, which differs from the paper FAFSA. Students and parents can view and download the worksheet PDF at: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2020-21-fafsa-worksheet.pdf

Students should visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete the online FAFSA.

Please remember that if a Web site requests credit card information or some other form of payment to complete the FAFSA then that Web site is not the official government (FREE) Web site.


USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: Students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2020–21 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2018 income and tax information, rather than their 2019 income and tax information.

Here’s a summary of key dates for submitting the FAFSA depending on when you plan to go to school:

If You Plan to Attend College From 

You Will Submit This FAFSA

You Can Submit the FAFSA From 

Using Income and Tax Information From

July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 2020–21 October 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021 2018


Students should check with the college to determine their FAFSA priority deadlines. However, it is important to note that the Missouri State Aid Programs now have a priority deadline of February 1. To be eligible for most Missouri state aid programs, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be on file by Feb. 1, but no later than April 1 for initial and renewal students. Eligible students that apply between Feb. 1 and April 1 will be awarded based on funding availability.


The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal,state, and institutional financial assistance programs in determining an individual's eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.

Click on the link below to see the locations.

Students who attend a FAFSA Frenzy event will receive:

What to bring to a FAFSA Frenzy event:

  • Student and parent FSA ID information.
  • List of schools to which the student has applied, been accepted, or is interested in attending.
  • Student and parent 2018 W-2 forms and/or tax return copies. Parental information is required for most undergraduate students under the age of 24. (The definition of "Dependent Student" may be found in the glossary.)

After submitting a FAFSA, a College cost comparison worksheet PDF Document is available to help students compare college costs and financial aid awards to help make a decision.