Create your FSA ID to complete the FAFSA form.
(If you are a dependent student, one of your parents will also need to create an FSA ID.)
Tip: Keep your FSA ID in a safe place. The FSA ID is your key to open, sign, and correct your FAFSA application.
Use the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid for college.
Tip: When you are asked to use the data retrieval tool to retrieve your tax return information from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to your FAFSA, please make sure the home address you input on the data retrieval form is the home address on your tax return. The 2022-23 FAFSA (Fall 2022, Spring 2023, and Summer 2023) requires 2020 tax return information and the 2023-24 FAFSA (Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024) requires 2021 tax return information.
Step 3: Start Your State Application
On the “Confirmation” page after you submit your FAFSA form, look for a link to transfer your information into the NJ state student financial aid application.
Tip: Look for the link after you’ve submitted your FAFSA form—you will not be able to return to the “Confirmation” page later to access the link.