If you need financial aid to help assist you with college expenses, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available.
To complete application, click here
The federal government now requires independent students and the parents of dependent students who filed a FAFSA to have the IRS verify, if no tax return was filed. If you are a parent of a dependent student or an Independent student and did not file a 2018 tax return, you must request a Verification of Non-Filing Letter from the IRS and submit the letter as part of your financial aid verification materials. For more information on non-filing letters, see the IRS Transcript Types Web page.
The 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available as of October 1, and you can use your 2018 tax information to complete the application!
Apply Now for Financial Aid
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid. Apply online by submitting the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student (FAFSA).
SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA
The Office of Financial Aid would like to encourage all students to apply for financial assistance. If you have not done so, go online now to complete your 2020-2021 FAFSA
. The priority filing date for Florida A&M University is January 1st
. New applicants should complete an Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), while returning students can submit a renewal FAFSA. In order to complete your application and sign it electronically, you will need an FSA ID. Your FSA ID can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online. If you need to apply for an FSA ID, please click HERE
or vist the Federal Student Aid website at studentaid.ed.gov
. Your FSA ID can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.
If you are required to submit documentation for verification (check your To-Do List) here are some useful tips to help you - The US Department of Education has announced that you must submit a copy of the 2018 IRS tax return transcript for verification documentation if you have not complete the Data Retrieval Tool. This is in effect for the 2020-2021 verification requirements. (Click here for transcript request)
Students who have not filed taxes, you must provide a signed non-filer statement found on the Financial Aid Website under Forms and Publications, certifying that you have not filed and are not required to file a 2018 income tax return, as well as a document listing the amount and sources of any income from that year. You must also submit a copy of your W-2 for any source of employment from that year.
Important Things to Know
Attendance holds must be cleared in order for awards to disburse; please check your "Holds" in iRattler.
All first time loan borrows must complete Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) in order to recieve student loans.
Any student loan borrower who is graduating, withdraws, or drops below half-time status must complete Loan Exit Counseling.
Please visit: studentaid.ed.gov to complete all counseling and the MPN