• Financial Aid begins with the completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA is available after October 1 and is used by universities and colleges to determine what financial aid resources are available for each student.  The amount is based on the student and parent(s) income and assets, so each is unique to that student.  The links and video below illustrate the process and contain information that will help you fill out the required forms.