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FAFSA FAQ

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How do I fill out the FAFSA?

Visit www.studentaid.gov and either create an FSA ID and password, or if you already have an FSA ID and password, log in and begin filling out the application.

What is the deadline to submit my FAFSA?

There is no hard deadline to fill out your FAFSA.

I don’t live with my parents and they do not pay any of my bills. Do I still have to include their information on my FAFSA?

Yes, FAFSA will consider you a dependent student until you either: turn 24 years old, get married, or have a dependent of your own that you provide at least 50% support for.

When will FAFSA tell me how much aid I can receive?

After submitting your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which summarizes the data you entered on FAFSA. This SAR will give you an ESTIMATE. Your information will then be sent to your college for them to review and determine your eligibility. For the most accurate information, contact your school’s Financial Aid office directly.

What tax information do I need to fill out my FAFSA?

If you are applying for 2020-2021 FAFSA, you will use 2018 tax information for you and your parent(s). When you apply for the 2021-2022 FAFSA, you will use 2019 tax information.

I forgot my FSA ID and Password. How can I get it reset?

You can either click “Forgot my FSA ID” on the website at www.studentaid.gov, or you can call FAFSA’s help desk at 1-800-433-3243 and they will be able to reset your information.

What kind of Financial Aid can I apply for through FASFA?

Submitting your FAFSA will apply you for any Pell Grant, FSEOG, Work-Study, and/or Student Loans. Even if you do not qualify for any need-based aid, you will still be offered student loans just by submitting a FAFSA.

Do I need to submit a FAFSA every year?

Yes, FAFSA will only cover you for one full academic year (Fall semester, Spring semester, Summer semester).

Can I edit my FAFSA after I submit it?

Yes, you can log back in and make corrections to your FAFSA after it is already submitted, but you must wait until your original transaction has been processed by the Department of Education. Once they have processed your first submission of FAFSA, you would then be able to log back in and make any necessary changes to your application.

What do I do if I have not made my final decision on where I will be attending?

When filling out your FAFSA, you are required to list at least one school to send your information to, but if you are still considering multiple schools, you can list up to ten different schools to receive your FAFSA information.

We know that financing your education can be a challenging process.

The Augusta University Office of Student Financial Aid encourages all current or prospective students to explore their financial options with us.

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The Office of Financial Aid at Augusta University is here to assist you through this process by providing you with information about federal, state, and institutional loans, grants, scholarships, and work study programs. Our office encourages all current or prospective students to explore their financial options at Augusta University.

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