Fill Out Your FAFSA

You’d be surprised what doors and opportunities that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could open—even if you think it won’t. It's your ticket to grants and loans to help you pay for college.  

Browse this page to learn more about the FAFSA (and get some tips to help you on your way), and check out this interview about the FAFSA with one of Chatham’s undergraduate admission counselors.


Why Complete the FAFSA?

The federal government, states, and schools (including Chatham) have $$$ to offer to students, in the forms of grants—that is money that you do not have to repay. The federal government and private lenders also offer loans to help pay for college which you will be required to pay back over time.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (known as FAFSA) is the paperwork that triggers grants and loans for you, if you are eligible. Just complete the FAFSA and add Chatham’s school code: 003244 and we will get an official Financial Aid package heading your way.

ATTENTION PENNSYLVANIANS: You must file the FAFSA no later than May 1 if you want to be considered for a Pennsylvania State Grant. 

Fill Out Your FAFSA and Still Have Time to _______.

For many families, the FAFSA is quick and easy—it takes the average student and their family around 30 minutes to fill out, according to the U.S. Department of Education's federal student aid website. When you think of how much money you might save toward college, it could be the most important time you’ll ever spend.

Video Help

We’ve curated a thoughtful selection of videos to help you in all things FAFSA, including: How to create a FSA ID (That’s “Federal Student Aid”), How to fill out the FAFSA, After the FAFSA: What happens next, and Types of Federal Student Aid.

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Tips Appreciated

From gathering the documents you’ll need, to automatically transferring tax information, the U.S. Department of Education is determined to be helpful when it comes to filling out the FAFSA. Explore FAFSA tips here. Visual learner? See a helpful graphic here.


Fill out your FAFSA, and make sure to add Chatham’s school code: 003244 , or finish filling it out here.