Start here because this is grant money that the federal government will give you to go to college if you meet certain income qualifications. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The beauty of this grant (also known as the Pell grant program) is that you do not have to pay it back. Also, once you qualify for the program it can continue for the four years that you are in college, unless your family income changes. However, you won’t know if you qualify for this grant if you don’t apply. Do it today!