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.
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:
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: