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The 2024-25 FAFSA® Form is OPEN and now available for 2024 high school seniors and parents to complete. The Federal Student Aid site is still undergoing frequent updates, so be aware that issues may be encountered during the application process.

FAFSA® stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The results of the FAFSA® are used to determine eligibility for student grants (Pell Grants), work study, and types and amounts of subsidized or unsubsidized student loans. A completed FAFSA® may also be required for you to receive a scholarship from your institution.  All students applying to college need to submit a FAFSA®. The State of Alabama requires all seniors to submit a FAFSA® or signed waiver prior to graduation.

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