Filing the FAFSA

In order to be considered for any federal, most state or additional university aid you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage you to complete the on-line version of the FAFSA called FAFSA on the Web (FOTW). Using this method results in fewer errors and faster processing.

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.

Important Dates
January 1: FAFSA becomes available for filing
March 1: Recommend you submit your FAFSA/Renewal FAFSA by this date to be on-time applicant
May 1: FAFSA results received after this date will result in 'late applicant' status (for non-first year students only)

FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Worksheet
The 2015-2016 FOTW worksheet is optional and should only be used if you plan to use the FOTW (online FAFSA). It provides you a preview of the questions that you may be asked while completing the 2015-2016 FOTW but does not take the place of the FOTW. Do not submit this form for processing.

Your Federal Student Aid ID
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. If you are a dependent student, at least one parent whose information is provided on the FAFSA will also need an ID of his/her own. 

FSA ID- What to Remember
Create an FSA ID

The University of Dayton's Title IV school code is 003127.

IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)
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 may satisfy the need for further tax information if selected for Federal Verification. Read about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool or watch the DRT video to learn more.

Student Aid Report
The Student Aid Report contains the information you reported on your FAFSA. If you file the FAFSA electronically, you will receive your Student Aid Report electronically. Be sure to review this and correct any errors you find.

Additional Information Requests
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 login to Porches to access your financial aid information. 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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