If someone charges a fee to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you should tell that person to list him or herself as a "preparer" at the end of your FAFSA. The preparer should provide his or her Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number (EIN) to verify that the information reported is correct to the best of his or her knowledge.

Remember that the FAFSA is completely FREE. You do not have to pay anyone to fill it out for you. Here are some free tools to help you fill out the FAFSA: