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FAFSA- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Who We Are

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.    


What We Do 

Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school. 

We ensure students and their families can benefit from these programs by:

  • informing students and families about the availability of the federal student aid programs and the process for applying for and receiving aid from those programs;developing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSASM) and processing approximately 22 million FAFSA submissions each year;accurately disbursing, reconciling, and accounting for all federal student aid funds that are delivered to students each year through more than 6,200 colleges and career schools;managing the outstanding federal student loan portfolio and securing repayment from federal student loan borrowers;
  • offering free assistance to students, parents, and borrowers throughout the entire financial aid process; andproviding oversight and monitoring of all program participants—schools, financial entities, and students— to ensure compliance with the laws, regulations, and policies governing the federal student aid programs. 
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FAFSA web worksheets will be available in February in the Career Center. The Financial Aid Department recommends that the FAFSA form be filled out online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To sign the FAFSA form online students and one parent must apply for a PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov. For maximum financial assistance, FAFSA forms must be filled out as close to January as possible. Parents and students must have income tax information on the tax forms prior to completing the FAFSA. CIHS hosts a free Financial Aid Night for students and parents in January.  Details will be in the daily announcements and online.

View/download resources from the office of Financial Aid
12112013_84953_0.pngclick here for Video and PDF INFORMATION on FAFSA
12112013_85556_2.pngclick here for the Financial Aid Forecaster -PRELIMINARY PROJECTIONED FAFSA results.
12112013_85757_3.jpgclick here for FinAid  - Student aid resource site

Tips for completing the FAFSA

Financial Aid FAQ
FinAidFAQ0.pdf


Student gateway to the US Government

Last Years Financial Aid Presentation
FinancialAid Presentation 12-13.pdf
College Solutions Pwrpt 2012.pdf

Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)



 Last Modified: 12 January,2016