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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid provides billions in grants, loans and work-study funds to help pay for college.  In order to apply for federal student aid (including loans), state and SVSU aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine student eligibility.   The application is based on income records from the prior tax year and requires parent information for dependent students.

The FAFSA must be completed each year the student wishes to apply for financial aid. Make sure to include SVSU's Federal School Code on your FAFSA, it is 002314.

The 2018-19 FAFSA can be completed October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019 and is used to apply for financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year which includes:

  • Fall 2018
  • Winter 2019
  • Spring/Summer 2019

"Early FAFSA" Information for 2017-2018 (49kB)

The income information needed to complete the FAFSA form can be found on a previously filed tax return. (The 2018–19 FAFSA form requires your 2016 tax data.) If you don’t have a copy of your tax return, you may be able to access the tax software used to prepare the return or contact your tax preparer to obtain a copy. You also may visit irs.gov/transcript to view and download a summary (called a “transcript”) of your tax return or to request that a tax transcript be sent to you by mail.

The 2017-18 FAFSA can be completed October 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018 and is used to apply for financial aid for the 2017-18 academic year which includes:

  • Fall 2017
  • Winter 2018
  • Spring/Summer 2018