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What types of financial aid are available through the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application?
The U.S. Department of Education has the following major Student Financial Assistance (SFA) programs:
Graduate students may only receive Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work-Study (eligibility based on federal regulations and institutional policies). UA Online students (both undergraduate and graduate) are not eligible to receive any type of institutional awards; these include grants, scholarships, fellowships, stipends, etc.
What information will I need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
You may need to refer to:
- Your social security card and driver’s license.
- W-2 forms or other records of earned income for you, your parents (if dependent) and/or your spouse (if married).
- Your (and your spouse's, if married) federal income tax return.
- Your parents’ income tax return, if you are a dependent student on the FAFSA.
- Records of other untaxed income received such as welfare benefits, social security benefits, TANF, veteran’s benefits, or military or clergy allowances.
- Current bank statements and records of stocks, bonds, and other investments.
- Business or farm records.
- Your alien registration card if you are not a U.S. citizen.
- UA's school code: 001083.
- For further questions on completing your FAFSA click here
Can you mail me a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application?
The University of Arizona does not mail FAFSA applications. We strongly encourage students to apply on-line at www.fafsa.gov. The processing time is much faster and there is less room for error.
Do I have to pay to file the FAFSA?
You should never pay a fee to file the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), or to have someone fill out the FAFSA for you. This form can be completed on-line at fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA itself will guide you and provide detailed explanations for each question. If you need help filling out the FAFSA please direct your questions to the Office of Scholarships and Financial aid at 520-621-1858 or you may call the FAFSA Help Line at 1800.4FED.AID.
What is the University of Arizona Federal School Code for the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application?
The University of Arizona Federal School Code is 001083.
When is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority filing date?
Students admitted to or attending classes on UA Main campus:
The priority filing date to submit the FAFSA is March 1st. You are not required to apply by the priority filing date, but it is highly recommended due to the limited availability of need-based funds such as grants and Federal Work Study.
Students admitted to or attending classes through the UA Online campus:
The priority filing date to submit the FAFSA is 60 days prior to the start of the term for which the student is admitted. Students are not required to apply by the priority filing date, but it is highly recommended to ensure timely processing of your financial aid.
Priority filing dates do not affect eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant or Federal Direct Loans.
What should I do after I completed my Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
Please review your FAFSA information via fafsa.ed.gov. Click "View and Print My Student Aid Report." Review the information for accuracy and ensure The University of Arizona (school code 001083) is listed as one of your schools to receive the FAFSA data. If the data is accurate, and you have been admitted to the University, then Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will begin the awarding process.
If there are errors in the data, please make the necessary corrections online by clicking "Make corrections to a processed FAFSA." Once the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid has the corrected data, and you have been admitted to the University, then Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will begin the awarding process.
Will I receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Federal Processor?
The Federal Processor will only mail a Student Aid Report (SAR) to the students who completed a paper FAFSA and did not have an e-mail address. If you would like a paper copy of your SAR, you need to go to the FAFSA web page (www.fafsa.ed.gov) and click on "View and Print your Student Aid Report".
Can I fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) a year early to determine my potential aid package with University of Arizona?
Unfortunately we are unable to provide this service.
Where can I get answers about my PIN?
The FSA ID replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN effective May 10, 2015. Students (and parents of dependent undergraduate students) will need to create an FSA ID to log in to any Federal Student Aid website, including FAFSA.ed.gov.
For more information about the FSA ID, click here.