You must apply for financial aid every year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available starting January of each year.
Note: Financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis. We recommend that you file your federal tax returns as early in the calendar year as possible so that your tax data is available through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA application. Income tax return data is available through the DRT three weeks after electronic tax filing and eight weeks after paper tax filing.
Click on the appropriate selection below and follow the instructions carefully to avoid delay.