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FAFSA Completion Support

The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) opened October 1, 2022.

Most colleges and universities provide FAFSA® Completion Workshops to assist families with completing the FAFSA® application.
For FAFSA® Virtual Workshops dates please check your local high school or college. You are also invited to join one of HESAA’s virtual events listed below.

Please join us for a virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop.

  • January 11, 2023 - 6pm
  • February 8, 2023 - 6pm
  • March 15, 2023 - 6pm
  • April 12, 2023 - 6pm

You can join from your computer, tablet or smartphone at

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (224) 501-3412

Access Code: 976-999-261

Join from a video-conferencing room or system.
Dial in or type: or
Meeting ID: 976 999 261
Or dial directly: 976999261@ or

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What is the FAFSA®?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is an online form that must be submitted annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal student financial aid.

Why do I need to file a FAFSA®?

The U.S. Department of Education uses the information provided on your FAFSA® to determine your eligibility for aid from federal student financial assistance programs. New Jersey uses the FAFSA® to determine your state grant and scholarship eligibility. Colleges and Universities may also use the FAFSA® data to award their own aid.

What you will need to start your FAFSA®:

  • FSA ID ( for Parent and Student
  • 2021 Tax Returns for Parent and Student
  • Social Security Numbers for Parent and Student
  • Other Income Information
  • State Issued Driver's License
  • Documentation as U.S. Permanent Residents or Eligible Citizens

Ready to file your FAFSA®, Click here

Helpful Resources

Create FSA ID User Name and Password Video YouTube Video
Troubleshoot FSA ID Account Video YouTube Video
Steps on how to apply for federal and state aid YouTube Video
HESAA Publications View/Download
FAFSA® Completion Instructions FAFSA FAQ's
Avoid Common FAFSA® Mistakes View/Download(PDF)
New Jersey Financial Aid Management System (NJFAMS) View/Download(PDF)
Financial Aid Information Session flyer to advertise your events date, time, and location. View/Download (PDF)