Filing the FAFSA

A large part of a law student's financial aid eligibility comes in the form of federal student loans. If you wish to be considered for these loans, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As an independent student, you will only need to submit your income and asset information, and that of your spouse, if married.

File the 2017-2018 FAFSA if you would like to be considered for aid for any or all of the fall 2017, spring 2018, or summer 2018 terms. File the 2018-2019 FAFSA if you would like to be considered for aid for any of all of the fall 2018, spring 2019, or summer 2019 terms.

The Early FAFSA now opens on October 1 each year, which means students will use earlier tax information to complete the FAFSA. What is the Early FAFSA and what does this mean for me?

Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) 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. 

FSA ID- What to Remember
Create an FSA ID

Complete your FAFSA

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.

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 will satisfy any 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.

Review Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

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

Request For Additional Information

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.