Free Application for Federal Student Aid (website)
Completion of the FAFSA is a necessary prerequisite for any kind of University financial aid, including student loans and work study.
- Complete the form as early as possible. It draws from figures in your federal tax return, so it makes sense to complete it soon after you file your taxes. For instance, if you file your 2006 taxes in April 2007, you should also submit your FAFSA for the school year 2007-2008.
- Check the box that states you want to be considered for work study during the school year. Basically, you get paid to do your own research as a work study job.