FAFSA Finish Events

Do you need help completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Maryland State Financial Aid Application (MSFAA)? Join us for a FREE FAFSA Finish Workshop!

These events are open to the community and you do not need to be a student at the specific high school where the event is located to attend the event.

Registration is required, so please be sure to sign up for an event so we can ensure we have the space and staff to assist everyone.

Please bring the following to your FAFSA Finish appointment:


  • FSA ID & password - Please review the additional information regarding the FSA ID below.
  • 2022 W-2(s) if the student worked during the 2022 tax year (1/1/2022-12/31/2022)
  • 2022 1040 if the student filed a 2022 tax return
  • Records of child support received if the student received child support
  • Current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts
  • Net worth of investments, businesses, and farms

Parent(s) (if student is dependent)

  • FSA ID & password (should be created here 2-3 days prior to submitting the FAFSA. Please note: if parent already has a FSA username and password due to helping their older children or because they have submitted a FAFSA they will not create another one.)
  • 2022 W-2(s), if parent(s) worked during the 2022 tax year (1/1/2022-12/31/2022)
  • 2022 1040 if the parent(s) filed a 2022 tax return
  • Current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts
  • Records of child support received if the parent received child support
  • Net worth of investments, businesses, and farms

*Students who are completing the MSFAA will create an account for MDCAPS as opposed to creating an FSA ID. Click here for more information about the difference between the FAFSA and MSFAA.

All contributors (ex: student, student’s biological parent and stepparent as applicable if the student is dependent, student’s spouse as applicable if student is independent, etc.) are required to create a FSA ID. Please note that parent or spouse contributors are not responsible for paying the student’s invoice. Instead, contributors are required to include their FAFSA on a student’s FAFSA to determine the student’s eligibility for financial aid, which includes federal aid, state aid, and scholarships. Learn more about contributors by watching this short video.

Creation of the FSA ID and password is a fairly straightforward process. Students and parents can create an FSA ID here. You will need to have access to your mobile phone and/or email address in order to complete this process. Please keep your FSA ID in safe place because you will need to access this information every year for the FAFSA! More information about the FSA ID is available here.


FAFSA Finish events are brought to you by Frederick Community College, Frederick County Public Schools, Hood College, Mount St. Mary's University, The Community Foundation of Frederick County, The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick, Frederick County NAACP, and United Way of Frederick County.


If locations and times are sold out and you wish to be added to the wait list, Click here.

In an effort to more accurately track the reach of these FAFSA Finish events, the FAFSA Finish Committee has added new demographic questions to this registration form. Please rest assured that these questions will in no way affect your access to these events, now or in the future. Your responses are voluntary and will be kept private and secure. This information will not be used for a discriminatory purpose.
What is your race? (select all that apply)
Asian or Pacific Islander
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
Native American or Alaskan Native
White or Caucasian
Prefer not to disclose
Other (use field below)
Registration Information
Best phone number to reach you.
A confirmation will be emailed to this address.
Special accommodations: If you need assistance during your appointment, such as a language interpreter, please list here. A minimum of four business days is required to ensure we can meet your request.
***Before proceeding to the confirmation page, make sure you have selected a location and time in the section above.***
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