Time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid® (FAFSA)

Time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid® (FAFSA)

Dear Parents/Guardians:

It’s time for your student to complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid® (FAFSA).

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Your student may file the 2019-2020 FAFSA as of October 1, 2018, at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Be sure to include SCSU’s federal school code:  001406.
  • You and your student are required to use 2017 income and tax information to complete the application.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import your tax information into the FAFSA.  Using the DRT is the fastest, most accurate way to complete the FAFSA.
  • If you are unable to use the DRT, use your 2017 Federal Income Tax Return to enter the tax information manually.
  • Our priority date is March 15, 2019.
  • FAFSA applications processed after our priority date are considered late and may not be reviewed before the bill due date.
  • Don’t wait…the FAFSA can be completed NOW!
  • Your student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from Federal Student Aid.  Please read it carefully, as it will  you to any issues that you or your student need to correct.


Helpful Resources:

• 7 things you need before you fill out the FAFSA form

• The parents guide to filling out the FAFSA form

Best wishes!


SCSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships


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