Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form used by the U.S, Department of Education to collect information and determine an applicant’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) by conducting a “needs analysis” based on the applicant’s personal information.

For a FAFSA overview, please click on the following link:

Students may choose any of these three methods to file a FAFSA:

  • Login to apply online (Recommended) or
  • Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing) or
  • Request a paper FAFSA by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691. If you are hearing impaired, contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.

For more details about the changes, you may read the fact sheets called College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017­–18 FAFSA®and The 2017–18 FAFSA®: Get Your Dates Straight.

Source:  Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education,

Financial Aid Resources