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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.

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

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

The 2016-17 FAFSA can be completed January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 and is used to apply for financial aid for the 2016-17 academic year which includes:

  • Fall 2016
  • Winter 2017
  • Spring/Summer 2017