How do I file the FAFSA?

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Azle High School has recently partnered with Going Merry, a FREE scholarship and financial aid platform, to help seniors and their parents fill out the FAFSA. Going Merry makes the FAFSA easier to complete by asking one question at a time as well as providing tips and guidance while filling out the FAFSA, similar to how TurboTax makes filing taxes an easier process. This program will make the FAFSA process much easier and will help the AHS Counseling Staff track each student’s FAFSA completion.

As part of this partnership, Going Merry automatically created an account for your student. They should receive an email from Going Merry in their Azle ISD Gmail account with temporary login information. Once your student receives their login information, I encourage you and your student to log in and familiarize yourselves with the platform. There are two key things you’ll be able to do:

  1.  Apply for the FAFSA, using a more user-friendly version of the government form: FAFSA Made Easier. The Going Merry form is FREE! For most students, the FAFSA requires parental information, so your student will likely need your help to fill out the complete form. 
  2.  Find and apply for scholarships. These are private/independent scholarships sponsored by companies or non-profits, to help students pay for college. Again, this service is also COMPLETELY FREE!