Filing the FAFSA

To be considered for need-based financial aid (including grants and loans), you should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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 and parents will use earlier tax information to complete the FAFSA. What is the Early FAFSA and what does this mean for me?

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.

FAFSA on the Web (FOTW) Worksheet
The 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 FOTW but does not take the place of the actual FAFSA. Do not submit this form for processing.

2017-2018 Worksheet
2018-2019 Worksheet

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 all student requirements are satisfied, so please respond to any request for information within 30 days to prevent finance charges or cancellation.

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