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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


What is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is the key application to determine eligibility for federal, state, and IUPUI financial aid. You can complete your FAFSA safely and securely online at FAFSA.gov.

Completing the FAFSA is free. Be wary of mailings or websites that require you to pay a fee.

 

What will I need to complete the FAFSA?

To complete the FAFSA, you will need:

  •  Your Social Security Number
  •  Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  •  Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned for the
     Income/Tax Year that corresponds with your FAFSA (see below)
  •  Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  •  Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  •  A Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID to sign electronically

 

If you are a dependent student, then you will also need the above information for your parent(s).

 

 

When should I submit the FAFSA?

The FAFSA is available October 1 each year. You will need to complete a new FAFSA each year that you will be attending classes. 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 chart shows you which FAFSA needs to be completed for each IUPUI semester.

IUPUI Semester

FAFSA Form

Income/Tax Year

 

Fall 2016

 

2016-2017 FAFSA

 

2015

 
 

Spring 2017

 

2016-2017 FAFSA

 

2015

 
 

Summer 2017

 

2016-2017 FAFSA

 

2015

 
 

Fall 2017

 

2017-2018 FAFSA

 

2015

 
 

Spring 2018

 

2017-2018 FAFSA

 

2015

 

The priority FAFSA submission deadline is April 15. By meeting the priority FAFSA deadline, eligible Indiana residents are considered for most forms of state aid. Additionally, by meeting the priority FAFSA deadline students will receive maximum consideration in the aid awarding process.

Students can still apply after the April 15 deadline. These students will be considered for Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Loans but will not be eligible for most forms of state aid.


FAFSA Follow-up Steps:

Review the status of your FAFSA 3-5 days after you have submitted it. Make corrections as soon as possible to assist in the timely and accurate processing of your financial aid.

The state requires any FAFSA edit corrections be submitted on or before May 15. After the priority submission date, you are encouraged to check ScholarTrack for any edits that must be corrected by the May 15 deadline.

You are also encouraged to regularly monitor your IUPUI email account and One.IU To Do List for any FAFSA related issue that you must resolve.