After filling a FAFSA form, people receive their Student Aid Report that they are to review later.


Federal Student Aid (FSA) is a section of the U.S. Department of Education that is responsible for providing students with various types of aid, such as grants, scholarships, loans, and so on. In order to receive any of these types of funding, a student must apply for it by filling in and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). After submission, the first thing that a student receives is a Student Aid Report, which provides a detailed description of aid offers that one is eligible to get. A student’s expected fees for a year are also included in an aid offer. In case a student has been accepted in different colleges, they can compare and contrast the costs and offers that they are supposed to get and, consequently, choose the best one.

The next steps of a student are quite obvious: to notify a school or college about their decision and to start studying. Although, it is also crucial not to forget about demonstrating satisfactory results and appropriate academic progress. One should also note that it is required to submit a FAFSA form on a yearly basis. In addition, a student should not forget about the repayment after graduation. It is one more of highly significant steps in one’s education, therefore, it is better to think over everything in advance. There is even a source that lists repayment plans and can come in handy for a thoughtful student.