The FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator offered by the Department of Education and Federal Student Aid that gives you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid. This information helps families plan ahead for college costs before the senior year of high school when students and parents complete and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • If you’re in 11th grade or below, go through the FAFSA4caster with your family to find out how much federal financial aid you may qualify for and plan ahead for college costs.
  • If you’re a senior in high school who is heading to college next year (2018), complete and submit the FAFSA once you have applied for admissions at colleges.