Things 2 Know @ FAO

Federal Student Aid Website and System Outages August 3-6, 2018

From 12:01 a.m. Eastern time (ET) on Friday, August 3, 2018, until 8 a.m. ET on Monday, August 6, 2018, users will be unable to access the Federal Student Aid websites and systems listed below. Users attempting to access an impacted website or system during this outage period will receive an error message informing them that the page cannot be found or that the site is unavailable due to maintenance.

  • FAFSA.gov
  • FSA ID
  • NSLDS - Student Access
  • StudentAid.gov
  • StudentLoans.gov

Added 07/27/2018

Avoid FAFSA Scams

Filing the FAFSA is FREE. There are companies that may solicit payment from you to file the FAFSA on your behalf, but in most cases this is a waste of your money. If you are asked to give a credit card number or make any kind of payment to complete or file the FAFSA, beware. More information on filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be found in our How to Apply section of our website.

Added 12/07/2015

WebGrants4Students Link for California Residents and AB540 Students

WebGrants4Students Logo. Clicking the image will take you to the WebGrants4Students portal.WebGrants4Students is your portal for Cal Grant, Chafee and Middle Class Scholarship awards. The California Student Aid Commission contacts students via email so it is critical that you keep this information current on your WGS account. California residents and AB540 students are potentially eligible for these programs.

Added 11/14/2014