The 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application that must completed to begin the process of applying for financial aid. Students are encouraged to submit their applications online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, as this is the preferred mode of application. Paper applications are no longer distributed to high schools and colleges. Students can obtain a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center (FSAIC) toll-free at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). Please note the UCSB and Cal Grant deadlines in this section.