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Filing the FAFSA for Undergraduates

To be considered for need-based financial aid (including grants, loans, and work-study), you should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available October 1 each year.

File the 2021-22 FAFSA if you would like to be considered for aid for any or all of the fall 2021, spring 2022, or summer 2022 terms.

File the 2022-23 FAFSA if you would like to be considered for aid for any or all of the fall 2022, spring 2023 or summer 2023 terms.

The state of Ohio uses the FAFSA to determine state aid eligibility. As a result, it is important to file your FAFSA by February 1 each year. If you are not from Ohio, please check with your state's agency for higher education to see if an additional application is needed to be considered for state aid. 

myStudentAid app
The Education Department’s myStudentAid app makes the FAFSA mobile. The myFAFSA component of the myStudentAid app allows applicants to complete the FAFSA safely and securely from any mobile device. You may download the myStudentAid app from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). 

Process for Filing the FAFSA

In order to file your FAFSA electronically, you'll need to create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. This ID will be used to authenticate your identity for numerous federal financial aid processes. 

We encourage you to complete the web-based version of the FAFSA, known as FAFSA on the Web (FOTW). The University of Dayton's Title IV school code is 003127.

When filing your FAFSA On The Web (FOTW), you will be encouraged to use the IRS DRT, which will allow the U.S. Department of Education to access your tax year data directly from the IRS, rather than having you provide the data. This will ensure the most accurate aid award for you and will satisfy any need for further tax information if selected for Federal Verification.

The SAR contains the information you reported on your FAFSA as well as your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). If you file the FAFSA electronically, you will receive your SAR electronically. Be sure to review this and correct any errors you find.

Based on the results of your FAFSA, we may need to collect additional information and/or documents from you to finalize your aid for the year. You will be notified via email, which will provide you with instructions on how to complete your requirements. Many types of aid cannot be credited to your student account until satisfied so please respond to any request for information within 30 days to prevent unwanted finance charges or cancellation.


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