To apply for any federal or state financial aid programs, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA online is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov and must be completed each year. The next year’s application is available each year after October 1st. You will need to create a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA application. If you are a Dependent student, your parent will also need to create a FSA ID.