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Need Help?

Instructions are provided for each FAFSA question by clicking the Tool Tips question icon next to the field. When additional instructions are available, Tool Tips will include a "More" hyperlink.

If you cannot access the Tool Tips, use the Search function in the upper right-hand corner of the page to find specific information for each question. For example, if you need to know where to find the adjusted gross income on your tax return, type "adjusted gross income" without the quotes into the Search box.

If you review the help provided and still have questions about the FAFSA, you can view additional help options by clicking Help at the top of any page.

The following help topics relate to questions that may be asked on the "College Cost Worksheet" page. Not all questions display for all students. For questions that have a check box option, place your focus on the check box.

Enter the name of the college you plan to attend

How much does the college cost?

Federal Pell Grant

State Grants

College Grants


Federal Work-study

Direct Stafford Loans

Direct PLUS Loan for Parents

Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate and Professional Degree Students


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