Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Information
What is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key application to determine eligibility for federal, state, and IUPUI financial aid. You are encouraged to apply online via FAFSA on the Web.
Completing the FAFSA is free. You should be wary of mailings or web sites that require you to pay a fee.
When should I submit the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is available January 1 each year; the version of the FAFSA that you need to complete depends upon when you will be attending classes for which you need financial aid. The following information provides a reference chart to connect the IUPUI semesters with the corresponding FAFSA form:
The priority FAFSA receipt deadline is March 10th each year. By meeting the priority FAFSA deadline, eligible Indiana residents are considered for state aid. Additionally, by meeting the priority FAFSA receipt deadline students will receive maximum consideration in the aid awarding process.
Students can still apply after the March 10th receipt deadline. However, these students will be considered for Federal Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans, but will not be eligible for most forms state aid.