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 https://fafsa.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.