Why Citizen is Smarter
We made FAFSA easier
Our intuitive questionnaire removes the guesswork from FAFSA and walks you through the process in minutes, not hours.
We made it more useful
We store your information for quicker filing next year.
We also track your progress, and provide tips to make sure you're submitting the right information.
We help you find the answers
Our financial assistant tool will ask you simple questions to estimate how much aid you could receive.
Technology That Thinks Outside the Box
We include bonus tools that help you understand the real costs of an education, how much money you can qualify for, and how the information you provide
can affect your financial aid eligibility.
Interactive financial aid tips tailored to you
Our interactive tooltips help you understand the financial aid process so you can make the right decisions and get the most from your financial aid package.
Calculate your household size correctly
Did you know unborn children might be included in household size?
Your household size can influence the amount of aid you are eligible to receive, and we can help you answer these questions accurately.
Compare college costs quickly
When you add a school to your list, we’ll calculate the real cost of attendance (tuition, room and board, books, other) for you.
Your estimated EFC
School costs are calculated on the fly
We estimate how much you will be expected to contribute
toward your education in real-time as you complete
Your estimated financial aid
Understand how much aid you may qualify for
We will help you estimate how much aid you may qualify for
based on your responses and the schools you choose.