Finding a way to pay for college can be quite intimidating. The first step is to fill out Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is used by colleges to determine your financial aid eligibility. EVERY SENIOR MUST fill out a FAFSA, because it is also used by colleges to determine grant and scholarship eligibility. In addition to the FAFSA, there are other ways to find money for your postsecondary plans. Lastly, the "Find Scholarships" link allows you more opportunity to search for money for college.