FAFSA Overview

Students must reapply for financial aid each year.

The universal application for financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, available online. Students who apply online must create an FSA ID and password and must use it to sign the application and/or make corrections. If a Parent's signature is necessary the parent must also apply for an FSA ID and password to sign the student's application and/or make corrections. See Steps to Create FSA ID for instructions. Paper FAFSAs are available only in extenuating circumstances.  

All educational institutions have their own deadlines and other criteria that must be met.

  • Complete the FAFSA application.

  • Review the results of the FAFSA.

  • Apply for admission.

  • My file was selected for verification. What now?

If the priority deadline is not met, you must be prepared to make other arrangements for the payment of your initial tuition and fees and for the purchase of your books. 

  • I received an award notification. What's next?

Changes to your mailing address, email address, and/or phone number may be made through your Pirate Portal, or you may notify the Admissions & Records Office/Welcome Center.