STEP 1 : Submit a FAFSA / Renew a FAFSA
Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available to you starting October 1st of the year prior to the academic year. 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.
*Please remember that Howard University does have a priority filing deadline date of Novermber 1st. Students who submit their FAFSA by November 1st will be considered for all financial aid possible. Submissions received after November 1st will still receive financial aid, but some program funds my have already been exhausted for those who have met the priority deadline.