Every year, thousands of students submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for federal financial aid programs. The FAFSA is the main application that the national government, along with BYU, uses to determine federal financial aid awards.
In addition to the FAFSA, there are many other application requirements students will need to complete. Here is a simplified list of what students need to do to apply for financial aid:
- File 2011 federal tax forms (if applicable).
- Complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov.
- Once BYU receives the FAFSA, students must complete To-Do List items on My Financial Center.
Once those items have been completed, students may review the federal financial aid for which they qualify. For federal loans, students will have the option of accepting or declining. All of the awards—including types and amounts—can also be accessed on each student’s My Financial Center.
To learn more about federal financial aid application steps, visit financialaid.byu.edu.
Dates and Deadlines
BYU strongly recommends that students plan ahead and complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA by May 1. After May 1, students should submit it as soon as possible. Following is a recommended timeline:
|File federal taxes ||April 15 |
|Complete the FAFSA ||May 1 |
|Complete all To-Do List items ||As posted |
To learn more about other federal financial aid, dates, and deadlines, visit financialaid.byu.edu.