Create a username and password called an FSA ID that you’ll use to confirm your identity when accessing your government financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Learn about the FSA ID, and create yours. Note: You must create your own FSA ID; if your parent creates it for you, that’ll cause confusion later and will slow down the financial aid application process.
Start narrowing down your list of colleges and consider taking campus tours to help narrow it down even more.
Contact the schools you are interested in and request information on applications and admissions. Ask about financial aid and deadlines.