FAFSA Help By State
Last updated January 10, 2024
Need some support in completing your FAFSA? Here’s a list of free FAFSA workshops and resources in every state– scroll down to find yours!
Cash for College by Alabama Possible offers Alabamians free FAFSA help and support. Reach out by calling or texting (334) 316-6155.
Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education (ACPE) offers free FAFSA support to students and families by hosting FAFSA Wednesdays every week from 3-6 pm over Zoom. If you are unable to make FAFSA Wednesdays, ACPE also offers individual FAFSA help. Click here to make an appointment or call (800) 441-2962 opt #4.
Benji, Arizona's virtual FAFSA assistant, can answer questions to help you complete and submit the FAFSA. Text "Hi Benji" to (602) 786-8171 to begin.
Students can also sign up for one-on-one FAFSA assistance over Zoom (both in English and Spanish) from the Arizona FAFSA Coalition.
Additionally, students can call the Arizona FAFSA Hotline, which is open Monday-Friday, 9 am-3pm. Call 1-833-AZFAFSA for assistance in English, and 1-833-MIFAFSA for assistance in Spanish.
Cash for College California offers free virtual and in-person workshops across the state to help students and families complete their FAFSA, California Dream Act (CADAA), or Chafee Grant for Foster Youth applications. Workshops are held from October 1-June 30, annually.
Colorado's Department of Higher Education offers free digital resources to help students and families complete the FAFSA and learn about scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
FAFSA Connecticut is offering virtual StudentAid.gov account (FSA ID) creation workshops in November and December 2023, and FAFSA workshops beginning in December 2023. Must register online to attend.
Stand By Me's College Funding Project offers virtual StudentAid.gov account (FSA ID) creation and FAFSA completion workshops (both in English and Spanish). Scroll down and click "Register for upcoming events" to secure your appointment(s).
Florida College Access Network offers free digital FAFSA completion resources, as well as resources to help you understand your other financial aid options.
Georgia Student Finance Commission offers in-person trainings, workshops, and information sessions across the state to help students and their families plan for college. Use their calendar to find a FAFSA completion or financial aid event near you. Additionally, they also offer free virtual FAFSA resources for students and parents.
College is Within Reach Hawaii offers virtual financial aid workshops on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 pm.
Additionally, you can email [email protected] and a FAFSA specialist from the University of Hawaii system will answer your questions.
Next Steps Idaho has free online resources that help students understand both how to complete the FAFSA and what happens after they submit it.
Illinois Student Assistance Commission offers free financial aid presentations and StudentAid.gov account (FSA ID) creation workshops in English and Spanish across the state. Just enter your zip code to find an event near you! Additionally, you can get one-on-one assistance with college planning and financial aid from the ISACorps member in your area.
Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has an ultimate FAQ list to answer your FAFSA-related questions.
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) has outreach counselors across the state to support FAFSA completion. Scroll down to find an outreach counselor in your area. Be sure to also check out KHEAA's YouTube channel, which posts informational videos about completing the 2024-2025 FAFSA.
Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) holds virtual office hours from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday to help answer student and parent questions about completing the FAFSA. If you are not at least 18 years old, a parental consent form will need to be submitted before attending.
Maryland's Higher Education Commission has a free video series on their YouTube channel walking students through financial aid and how to apply for it.
MassEdCo offers one-on-one assistance– both virtually and in-person– to students completing the FAFSA. Enter your zip code to find a MassEdCo near you and to make an appointment.
MI Student Aid offers virtual financial aid presentations to students and families.
Minnesota Goes to College offers Zoom sessions to help students and families create their StudentAid.gov accounts (FSA IDs), complete the FAFSA, apply for the MN Dream Act, and understand financial aid award letters. Must register for sessions before attending.
If you can't attend an upcoming session, they provide presentation recordings and slides for free FAFSA help.
Book an appointment through Get2College to ask questions you have about planning and paying for college. In-person and virtual appointments can be made through one of Get2College’s in-person locations or by calling (662) 349-2789 or (228) 875-4441.
FAFSA Frenzy by Journey to College helps Missouri students complete the FAFSA every year. Scroll down to register for virtual office hours with one of four FAFSA Frenzy specialists or click here to find a public event near you.
Reach Higher Montana has lots of free resources to support students completing their FAFSA and weighing their college financial aid options.
Beginning January 2024, EducationQuest Foundation will take appointments to help students complete the FAFSA.
Apply Nevada has a list of FAFSA-related FAQ's to help students understand how to complete the form.
Granite Edvance offers free in-person and virtual FAFSA completion appointments, as well as appointments to help students understand their financial aid options and award letters.
New Jersey's Higher Education Student Assistance Authority is holding webinars (both in English and Spanish) in January and February 2024 to help students understand the FAFSA.
From January to May 2024, New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation (NMEAF) will hold Money Mondays, free virtual help sessions held with professionals from local universities to help students complete the FAFSA. They also offer other helpful resources, like a FAFSA completion guide in both English and Spanish. For additional information, email [email protected].
Understandingfafsa.org is a website designed to help students completing the FAFSA, understand their financial aid options, and review their award offers.
College Foundation of North Carolina offers video resources to help students and families understand and complete the FAFSA. They also have an interactive map that helps you find a financial aid professional that can support FAFSA completion near you.
College Handbook by Bank of North Dakota offers free resources and videos to help students and parents complete the FAFSA.
Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has tools that can help students and parents complete the FAFSA. Email any questions to [email protected].
Startwithfafsa.org has tons of great free FAFSA-related resources: flyers, PowerPoint presentations, online modules, and more. For assistance in Spanish, call 800.858.1840 (405.225.9239 if you live in Oklahoma City), or email [email protected].
Oregon Goes to College offers lots of financial aid information and resources for students, including what they need to know about completing the FAFSA.
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators conduct free FAFSA completion events from October-April annually. Additionally, they hold virtual financial aid webinars.
The Rhode Island Student Loan Authority (RISLA) College Planning Center offers free FAFSA completion appointments. Both parents and students must be present. Must create an account to schedule an appointment.
College Goal SC has free FAFSA workshops across the state for parents and families.
Mapping Your Future has free resources on a variety of topics surrounding financial aid– creating your StudentAid.gov account (FSA ID), completing the FAFSA, finding scholarships, and more. They also offer free virtual financial aid event nights at select high schools across the state.
College For All Texans offers over-the-phone support to students completing the FAFSA. Call 1-(888)-311-8881 to begin.
Keys to Success Utah has resources to help students understand the different ways they can pay for college.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) holds in-person and virtual StudentAid.gov account (FSA ID) and FAFSA completion workshops.
College Access Fairfax offers free webinars to high school seniors to learn more about paying for college and completing the FAFSA. Additionally, they have a library of resources on topics like scholarships, understanding your financial aid award letters, and more.
Students can talk with OtterBot, a free, 24/7 texting service that helps students in Washington navigate financial aid for college. Text “Hi Otter” to (360) 928-7281 to begin. Parents can also reach out to OtterBot by sending "Hi OtterBot" to (360) 634-0354.
College for West Virginia offers free FAFSA completion workshops across the state.
College Goal Wisconsin will offer free FAFSA completion events beginning in January 2024.
University of Wyoming offers free financial aid resources online.
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