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FAFSA

What is the FAFSA?

What is the FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is an application you fill out annually to determine how much aid you’re eligible for. The FAFSA will ask you things such as your family’s income, tax information, and other financial information. The FAFSA opens every year on October 1.

Why do I need to submit a FAFSA?

The FAFSA enables a partnership between you, ASU, and the Department of Education. When you submit a FAFSA, you ensure that you are being considered for the maximum amount of aid to help pay for college

You and your family

Your family needs it to know what college will cost once financial aid sources are factored in.

The department of education

The federal government needs it to determine if you’re eligible for federal Pell grants.

Your college or university

ASU needs it to offer you need-based aid from the university.

 

How do I submit my FAFSA?

To file your FAFSA, go to FAFSA.gov. You will need the following:
 

  1. Bank statements and records if applicable  
  2. Alien registration number (if you are not a U.S citizen)
  3. Tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned from the prior-prior tax year.
  4. Your Social Security number.
  5. Record of untaxed income (if applicable).
  6. A FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically. (If you're a dependent, your parent will to create one, too.)
Which FAFSA year?

 

Tip: Your FAFSA application will ask you things such as your family’s income and how many people are in your family. These questions help determine how much aid you’re eligible for. You have to submit a FAFSA every year because circumstances can change. But don’t worry, it takes only about 30 minutes to fill out the FAFSA application and there are plenty of resources to help you. Start with this FAFSA guide.

Watch this instructional video on how to submit the FAFSA

 

Frequently asked questions

ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.

There are no income requirements to be considered for federal student aid. Many factors beyond income are important to determine eligibility, so we recommend that all students complete a FAFSA to be considered for the maximum amount of aid

Yes, students can file a FAFSA to receive financial aid for graduate school. Graduate students are considered independent and do not have to report parent or guardian earnings to be eligible for federal student aid.

Most international students are not eligible to receive federal student aid, but there are opportunities to find private aid, such as scholarships. The FAFSA is open to U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens.

What happens after I submit my FAFSA?

What happens after I submit my FAFSA?

We may need help confirming information on your FAFSA so you get the right financial aid. This is called ‘verification,’ and it’s a common thing. If we need more information, you’ll be contacted. We hit pause on processing your financial aid during this time but start up again after you’ve submitted the documents we need.

Verfication FAQs

ASU FAFSA calendar and deadlines

Oct 1

FAFSA opens

The FAFSA opens for the following year. The earlier you submit, the more financial aid you’re likely to get. Get started on yours as soon as possible.

Jan 15

FAFSA priority date 

The FAFSA opens for the following year. The earlier you submit, the more financial aid you’re likely to get. Get started on yours as soon as possible.

 

 

Which FAFSA year?

 

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