Dearborn Magnet High School

12th grade students- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All students who plan on attending college or a trade school next year must complete the Financial Aid Application. The steps have been outlined below to help you complete the application process.

Steps to completing the FAFSA:

  • Step 1: Create your account (FAFSA )
  • Step 2: Log into the FAFSA using your account and complete your portion of the application. Dependent students will add their contributor’s information in this section. 
  • Step 3: Contributors access their portion of the FAFSA by using their account. If your parents are married and filed taxes jointly, only one parent will need to do this part. If your parents did not file taxes jointly, they will both need to complete it.
  • Step 4: Once your final contributor completes their portion of the FAFSA, they can submit the application. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that your application has been successfully submitted. 

When can I start filling out my FAFSA?

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is open! We recommend completing it as soon as possible to maximize the aid you are eligible for. Don’t wait! 

Make sure to double-check the dates before you start filling out the form. You want the FAFSA labeled with the school year for which you need aid (not the current academic year).