Financial Aid and the FAFSA

College Access Fairfax 

College Access Fairfax (CAF) partners with Fairfax County Public Schools to provide families with access to information through evening presentations and weekend workshops on paying for college, scholarships, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   

Scholarship 101: Get information on what kind of scholarships are available, where to find them, and how best to complete scholarship applications. December 11, 2021 at 10:00 AM -

Recorded CAF presentations: 

A full list of publications and resources can be accessed here: 

More information on support for FAFSA completion and financial aid questions can be found at

Additional information and resources can be found at the following locations:  

Federal Student Aid ID - Create an ID that will allow you to complete the FAFSA

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid 

CSS Profile - **Required at select institutions only

Understanding FAFSA: a How-to Guide - Available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bengali, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, traditional Chinese and Urdu

Student Loan Repayment Calculator - Explore repayment options based on income

VA 529 Plans - College Savings Plan information

SCHEV - Financial aid application deadlines for Virginia colleges

The Institute for College Access and Success: The Project on Student Debt: Keeping College within Reach 

eduPASS - Financial aid resources for international students