CLARKSBURG, W. Va. (WDTV) -- "I was really nervous, I didn't know what to expect," said Kendra Mcquain, a college sophomore.
The school year is quickly coming to an end. In a couple of months, many high school seniors will become college freshmen and college can be expensive.
Financial aid can provide that assistance that many students need but what do you do if you don't know how to fill out student aid forms?
"The student will be required to create what's called an FSA ID and that FSA ID accesses their electronic signature, keeps their information unique to them," said Teresa Weimer, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
This step is also required for parents and can take about 10 minutes. Once you're in FAFSA.gov, you can start filling out your form.
"When they're trying to fill out the FAFSA they will need a copy for their tax return. For this upcoming year which is 18-19, they will need 2016 tax information," said Weimer.
From there you have to fill out a number of sections, starting with demographics.
"Address, social security number their date of birth, their phone number, their email things like that and then it goes to some additional information about the student," she said,
After that, you get to choose what schools you want your FAFSA sent to and then you have to answer dependency status questions. Parents will also have to fill out own their demographic information before filling out all financial information. Once that is done, all you have to do is sign and submit the form.
"It's really not that hard and it's a lot of help being able to get this all signed up to get extra grants and everything," said Mcquain.