WHAT IS THE FAFSA?
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Application for the 2020-2021 School Year Opens on October 1, 2019
Additional information available at: fafsa.gov
Everyone who is planning to attend college should submit the FAFSA. You never know what you
could be awarded unless you apply!
The FAFSA determines your eligibility for federal financial aid including:
- Grants (money that your don't pay back as long as you are making satisfactory academic progress)
- Work-study (part-time campus jobs with flexible hours that generally work around your class schedule)
- Student Loans (must be paid back, even if you do not graduate)
- And aid from the State of Utah (like the Regents' Scholarship) and your college.
The FAFSA application is available on October 1st. It is best to submit the FAFSA at the same time
as you apply for college in the fall of your senior year. You can complete the application at any time
during your senior year, but you should check priority deadlines for each college you apply too.
Remember to re-submit the FAFSA every year that you are in college.
Submit your application at fafsa.gov
or use the official myStudentAid mobile app.
You will need the following information to complete the form:
- Your Social Security number
- Your Alien Registration number (if you aren't a U.S. citizen)
- Your federal income tax returns, W-2's and other records of money earned.
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- An FSA ID so you can electronically sign the FAFSA form. Create an FSA ID