FAFSA or ORSAA? ALL Seniors Should File One!
EVERY senior should file either FAFSA or ORSAA, regardless of you or your family's economic situation, legal status, or your certainty about your post-secondary plan. College is expensive, no matter who you are. But there are resources to help cover the cost!
The FAFSA determines eligibility for financial aid for US citizens and eligible non-citizens. The ORSAA determines eligibility for financial aid for undocumented students and DACA recipients. See the table below for more information about the FAFSA and the ORSAA, to learn which you are eligible for, and to find next steps for applying.
This year, the FAFSA and ORSAA are delayed and are not opening until December 2023. All current seniors who are eligible for the FAFSA should fill out the 2024–25 FAFSA form, which will be available in December 2023, not Oct. 1. Learn how to prepare for and stay informed about the FAFSA launch.
To prepare for completing the FAFSA, you can create your FSA ID now!