FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s used to apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, loans, and work-study.
The FAFSA is a form that must be completed annually to help determine your eligibility for federal student aid. The information provided on this form is used to determine the student’s expected family contribution (EFC), which allows financial aid offices to identify the types of aid the student might be eligible to receive.
For general help, read How to complete the FAFSA