How to Apply for Financial Aid Through the FAFSA

2019-2020 FAFSA Instructions

Step 1: Get an FSA ID for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • If you already have an FSA ID, skip this step.
  • If you have forgotten your FSA ID, you can go to www.fsaid.ed.gov and click “Edit My FSA ID” followed by “Forgot My Username/Password”.
  • Follow the instructions at fsaid.ed.gov to for help creating the FSA ID.
  • Important: If you are required to use parent information, one of your parents will also need to apply for an FSA ID.

Step 2: Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Click the green button that says “Start a New FAFSA”.
  • Enter the information requested by logging in with your FSA ID.
  • Make sure you request to have your FAFSA information sent to SUU. SUU’s school code is 003678.
  • We recommend that you have your completed 2017 taxes on hand. We also recommend that you upload your tax information directly from the IRS using the “Data Retrieval Tool”. This option should be available to you within a few weeks of filing your taxes. If you are unable to upload your tax information, you may be required to order a tax transcript to from the IRS if you are selected for FAFSA Verification.
  • At the end of your FAFSA, be sure to click on “Submit My FAFSA” to process your application.
  • Print the confirmation page for your records.
  • Some students are required to send in additional paperwork. If additional paperwork is needed from you, you will be contacted.

The FAFSA application will be going mobile for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The FAFSA application can be a very complex process. If you are an incoming student and need assistance completing the FAFSA application, please contact Jayson Matlock at jaysonmatlock@suu.edu .