You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. The FAFSA is available on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov, or you can pick up a paper application from any high school, college, university, or public library. We recommend that you submit the FAFSA online. To submit your FAFSA, you will need to create an FSA ID. If you are under the age of 24 and not married, or have no dependents, your parents must also create an FSA ID. Your application is valid for one academic year beginning each Fall and it includes the subsequent Spring and Summer semesters, after which you must reapply with new information any time after October 1st, for the upcoming year.