The FAFSA form is available on Oct. 1 for the next school year. We encourage you to fill it out as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1 to meet FAFSA deadlines.

FAFSA® Filing Options

You may choose any of these methods to file a FAFSA form:

  • Log in at fafsa.gov to apply online or

  • Fill out the form in the myStudentAid mobile app, available on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) or

  • Complete a 2020-21 FAFSA PDF (note: you must print out and mail the FAFSA PDF for processing) or

  • Request a print-out of the FAFSA PDF by calling us at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913); then fill out the form and mail it for processing

If you are starting the application for the first time on fafsa.gov, select “START HERE.” As you begin, keep the following in mind:

If you’re starting for the first time on the myStudentAid mobile app, you will select “START HERE” on the FAFSA tile, select your role, and then enter your FSA ID. You cannot fill out the FAFSA form on the mobile app without an FSA ID.