Complete your FAFSA

2017-18 Early FAFSA Updates

  • Apply every year online at fafsa.gov
  • UWM School Code: 003896
  • File the 2017-18 FAFSA to get aid for the Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018 terms.
  • Apply Early! Some programs run out of funding.
    • Since you’ll be using your 2015 tax information, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool using these steps.
      • *UPDATE 7/1/2017: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will not be available for the remainder of the 2017-18 school year. Pay careful attention when manually entering your information and use 2015 tax year information ONLY!
    • The final date to submit a FAFSA is June 30 AFTER the academic year is over. (i.e., June 30, 2018 for the 2017-18 academic year)
      • You must still be enrolled in classes for financial aid to be offered.

Avoid these common FAFSA mistakes!

A Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) is needed to sign the online FAFSA.

  • Create while completing the FAFSA or in advance here.
  • Follow these steps to complete the registration.
  • Do not create an FSA ID for anyone else.
  • Do not use the same email as anyone else when creating.
  • Keep a record of your FSA ID to use throughout your academic career.

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