2017 - 2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
The FAFSA is changing in two ways beginning with the 2017-2018 award year:
The FAFSA will be available earlier (October 1 of the previous year instead of January 1 of the upcoming school year).
The FAFSA will collect income information from an earlier tax year. (The tax data will be from the 2015 year).
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships will be hosting “FAFSA Fridays" on every Friday in October from 2pm-5pm. If you need assistance completing your FAFSA, stop by and a FAFSA Expert will be there to help guide you. Click on the questions below for more information.
- October 7th 2:00-5:00 pm
- October 14th 2:00-5:00 pm
- October 21th 2:00-5:00 pm
- October 28th 2:00-5:00 pm
- EMCS Computer Lab, Room 220
- Fletcher Computer Lab, Room 316
- Library Computer Lab, Room 201 & 321
- Math Plaza
- Metro Computer Lab, Room 229
- University Center
Students and parents will need to complete a FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically.
Step 1. Go to http://www.StudentAid.gov/fsaid and Click the “Create an FSA ID Now” button
Step 2. Create Your FSA ID (Username and password)
Step 3. Provide Personal Information (Make sure your SSN, DOB and name match what’s on your Social Security Card)
Step 4. Link your Pin (if you have one)
Step 5. Provide Profile Information (Confirm information you entered and provide additional information) Note- Make sure your information is correct; any errors could results in a delay or problem in receiving aid
Step 6. Select/Create Challenge Questions and Answers
Step 7. Review Info and Agrees to Terms
Step 8. Verify your Email Address
❏ Your Social Security Number
❏ Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
❏ Your 2015 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
❏ Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
❏ Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
❏ An FSA ID to sign electronically.
If you are a dependent student, then your parent will also need to complete a portion
of the FAFSA with the above information.