How to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 

  1. On or after October 1, 2017 students will visit www.fafsa.gov. This is the official FAFSA site. DO NOT complete the application at www.fafsa.com or any other website that asks you for a fee.  The deadline to submit the 2018-2019 FAFSA for TN Promise students is January 26, 2018.

  2. Make sure to select the 2018-2019 FAFSA application.

  3. You and your parent/legal guardian should have each created an FSA ID upon completing the 2017-2018 FAFSA. You will need to use this information to log into and sign your 2018-2019 FAFSA. If you are having trouble remembering your FSA ID, you can contact the FSA ID helpline at 1-800-433-3243.

  4. You will utilize 2016 tax information. If you or your parent/guardian has not completed 2016 taxes at the time of FAFSA completion, you must select "I will file my taxes," file the 2018-2019 FAFSA based on estimations and later update your FAFSA with the filed tax information.

  5. If you have questions while completing your FAFSA, click here or contact the FAFSA helpline at 1-800-433-3243.