STEP 1 : Submit a FAFSA / Renew a FAFSA
Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2024-25 FAFSA is expected to be available to you starting in December 2023. Your FAFSA is processed in several stages before it is complete and on file in the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Employment.
When completing the FAFSA online, we encourage tax filiers to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when completing the FAFSA to allow the information filed with the IRS to upload to the FAFSA to streamline the application process and reduce the amount of documentation we may need now or in the future.