The free, fast way to claim your financial aid.

A free service from Embark, the leading provider in online admissions.

Receive your award letter in one week!​

We'll guide you through completing your application as quickly as possible. Federal aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so start and submit your application today.

Day 1

You start and complete a free application with College Cents in minutes.

Day 2

We send your application to the government, and let you know when it is ready for your signature.

Day 7

The government emails you as soon as they have your aid offer prepared.

Why use College Cents?

Our platform is free, fast, and easy to use

  • Answer only the questions you need to with our simplified application flow
  • Optionally email your parents to help you fill out their personal financial information
  • Use our auto-complete tools to look up information like school addresses for you
  • Receive a reminder next year with your draft FAFSA® ready for updates
Help whenever you need it

  •  Our support team is available around the clock to answer your questions
  • We’ve added integrated tooltips throughout the applications to answer the most frequent questions we’ve fielded to date
Safe and secure

  • College Cents is built by the team at Embark, trusted by universities for over 20 years with 15 million applications processed to date
  • We follow bank-grade security procedures and ensure your data is encrypted