You annually must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to FAFSA to complete the online FAFSA. Sign your FAFSA electronically using a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA-ID). Request an FSA-ID from the FAFSA webpage. A parent must also obtain an FSA-ID in order to "sign" the FAFSA. Or use the mobile app myStudentAid available for iOS and Android devices You may import your actual 2018 income information for you and your spouse (if applicable) directly from the IRS when initially applying for aid. The FAFSA is used to apply for all types of aid from federal, state, college and private sources. The FAFSA is FREE. Income and tax information from 2018 is used on the 2020-21 FAFSA.