Online Course Offers Refresher of FAFSA-Filing Basics

Understanding the FAFSAAs students prepare to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, financial aid administrators assisting students with their applications during College Goal Sunday® events may find it helpful to review the basics of filing the FAFSA. The USA Funds® University online course “102 Understanding the FAFSA 2014-2015 Award Year” reviews the application process step by step.

The course is a helpful resource for those who may be new to the filing process or as a quick refresher for those with more experience. It addresses changes related to the definitions of "parent" and "legal marriage," as well as updates to FAFSA on the Web and the application process.

The U.S. Department of Education also offers a Summary of the Changes for the Application Processing System.

“Understanding the FAFSA” is one of more than 40 courses available at no cost in USA Funds University’s online curriculum.To access “102 Understanding the FAFSA 2014-2015 Award Year” as a reference for College Goal Sunday, follow the steps below:

  • Log on to
  • Click Catalog in the left navigation.
  • Click Courses under the All Types heading.
  • Type "FAFSA" in the Search Terms box at the top of the page.
  • Click the Enroll in this Class button at the bottom of the page.