Your first step with the FAFSA is to create an FSA ID. The student needs one and one parent needs one before you can do the FAFSA. This is your electronic way to sign your FAFSA.
To create an FSA ID, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov to create the ID.
Once that is done you should complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
Options for help in completing the FAFSA (these events are open to any students regardless of where they are attending college):
At Melrose High School:
We are having a night to complete the FAFSA on at the HS from 5:30-7:30 pm. A financial aid person from an area college will be here to help people complete it. More information about this will be mailed home to seniors in the next two weeks.
At College of St. Benedict/St. John's University:
The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University financial aid office is hosting a FAFSA-completion event on from in the Saint John’s University Alcuin Library. Please RSVP using the link below as you will sign up for a one-hour time slot.
At St. Cloud State University:
Minnesota College Goal is a statewide program that provides FREE assistance to students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can also register to win a $500 educational awardto be used at the higher ed institution of their choice! This event is free and all who plan to attend any college next year are welcome.
Minnesota College Goal events will take place at St Cloud State University in James W. Miller Center Learning Resources Center on the following dates:
Additional event details are available at https://scsu.mn/2xO7U8q