The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is a part of the U.S. Department of Education. The office of Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation, offering more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students.
Gather your and your parent’s (if applicable) prior year’s tax information, W2 forms, and other records of income. You can see a full list at https://studentaid.gov. You can also estimate the tax information if you have not yet filed.