FAFSA is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is a form that allows students to apply for college financial aid. Students must answer questions about income, family size, assets, savings and current sources of government aid in order to determine a student’s eligibility for student aid. FAFSA is generally an opportunity to support and help those families who are in need of not having access to the necessary financial expenses in order to attend a college. The purpose is to gather information on a family and at the conclusion of the application, you will learn what funding you qualify for. How is the FAFSA aid distributed? If your FAFSA qualifies you for federal grants, loans or work-study programs, that money is disbursed directly to your school. With grants or loans, your school will apply that money toward your tuition, fees and (if you live on campus) room and board. However, many students or parents will believe that they will not qualify for this student aid because of their income that they are receiving but that should not stop you from applying considering you may be lucky. Moreover, there are thousands of dollars that are not being touched every year so it is always good to try. There are over 13 million students who have received aid by completing this application despite if they believed they will qualify or not. No matter how much money you receive anything helps as college is a very high expense. FAFSA allows the opportunity to list up to ten colleges on FAFSA on the internet, whereas only four colleges are only allowed to be listed on paper. Ultimately, Financial aid is the most helpful way to pay for school and no matter what you think it is just for those who can demonstrate financial need.