Start with the U.S. Department of Education’s FAFSA website. This website allows families to submit the form electronically and offers step-by-step answers to most common questions. The FAFSA website also provides access to free expert help, either on-line or on the phone.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid website is also a rich source of information about the FAFSA and other financial aid issues. This website explains the various types of financial aid that are available, who qualifies for aid and how to apply.