• The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting Federal Aid for college, career school, or graduate school. Before you get started, you will need to create an account (FSA ID).  To create an account, visit Create an Account on the Federal Student Aid website.  Once you have created an accouant, visit the Federal Student Aid website for all the details in understanding aid, applying for aid, how to complete the process, and more!