• The class of 2023 can complete their FAFSA application beginning October 1, 2022, for the 2023 - 2024 school year.  Click on the FAFSA icon below to begin your application. 

    PRIOR to beginning your application, both the student and one parent will need to create their FSA ID.  Click the FSA ID link to create both parent and student ids.
    Click HERE for the steps required to set up your FSA ID

    To enter the FAFSA, click on the icon below.

    Click on any of the following publications to view the included information - these free publications can also be picked in the Guidance Office.


    fin aid  FASFA

     grants  loans


  • October is College Knowledge Month!
    The goal of College Knowledge Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation, opportunity, and support needed to apply to college.

    Chisago Lakes High School will be hosting a FAFSA Completion Event on Thursday, November 3rd  in the Media Center.  A detailed letter about the event will be sent to all families of the class of 2023 in early October.

    Click on the following publication link to explore the programs & profiles of all Minnesota two-year and four-year public and private institutions as well as accredited cosmetology and specialized trade schools.


  • Financial Aid Information &
    FAFSA Help Guides

     You must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for federal student aid for college. College financial aid offices use information from the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible to receive federal student aid from grants, loans, and work-study programs. Be sure to fill out the FAFSA even if you think you won't qualify!  

    Learn About Financial Aid - Find the latest FAFSA news and documents for the 2022 - 2023 school year. Click on the link here to access the latest information on the FAFSA. 
    Federal Student Aid Information 

    Common FAFSA terms to know:
    SAR - Student Aid Report
    After completion of the FAFSA, you will receive the SAR report. The SAR contains the information provided on the FAFSA.  Review the SAR for any issues and make any necessary changes.  The schools listed on the SAR will also receive this report.
    EFC - Expected Family Contribution
    .  The SAR contains the information provided on the FAFSA and will also include your EFC.  The EFC is an index used to determine your eligibility for student aid. 
    Award Letter
    Each school you requested your FAFSA information to be sent will evaluate your application and present you with an award letter from their financial office.  The "Award Letter" will contain the amount and types of aid the school can offer.  You can then compare award letters from each school to help in your final college decision.