FAFSA Information

The 2022-2023 Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now open for completion! Students must complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA by 11:59 PM on February 1, 2022 for TN Promise eligibility and to receive other state and federal financial aid. Prior to completing the FAFSA, students and parents will need to create an FSA ID username and password. 

Click here for FSA ID creation instructions from TN Promise!

Click here for FAFSA filing step-by-step instructions from TN Promise!


If you need help filing your FAFSA, you may contact the Counseling Office or e-mail our Niswonger advisor, Sadie Ramsey, at sramsey@niswongerfoundation.org. Also, you may view helpful Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) videos below for tips on different portions of the FAFSA application process.


How to Create an Account Username and Password (FSA ID)

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 1: Student Demographics

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 2: School Selection & Dependency Status

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 3: Parent Demographics

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 4: Parent Financials-

How to Complete the FAFSA, Part 5: Student Financials and Signature Status-

: This year, THEC/TSAC is providing three new ways students and families can receive individual FAFSA completion assistance:
  1. “How to Complete a FAFSA“ Videos. These quick videos walk students through each step of completing a FAFSA. Videos can be accessed on YouTube here.
  2. Attend a Live Virtual Workshop. THEC/TSAC offers two virtual workshops every week where a Tennessee FAFSA expert walks students through completing the FAFSA. Students can register for a workshop here.
  3. Contact Us. If students need additional assistance completing the FAFSA, they can reach out to THEC/TSAC staff at FAFSA.Help@tn.gov. In the coming weeks, THEC/TSAC will a FAFSA hotline to provide a direct point of contact for students and their families to receive FAFSA help.