The U.S. Department of Education uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to evaluate a family's eligibility for federal student financial aid programs such as the Pell Grant, Work-Study, and federal student loans. Detailed information on federal student aid programs is available at www.studentaid.ed.gov.
Many other organizations also use it to determine eligibility for their financial aid programs. The ACPE uses information from the FAFSA to award:
The FAFSA is also required to qualify for many campus-based and private scholarships.