Applying For Aid

Complete The FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows you to be automatically considered for federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs based on your dependency status and Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

FAFSA Needed: Semesters Attending: FAFSA Available Beginning: Use Federal Tax Data From: Priority Application Deadline: FAFSA Filing Deadline:
2020-21 Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 October 1, 2019 2018 January 1, 2020 June 30, 2021
2019-20 Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 October 1, 2018 2017 January 1, 2019 June 30, 2020

Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer your federal tax data directly to your FAFSA. If you are completing the 2020-2021 FAFSA, use the DRT to transfer your (& parents) 2018 tax data to your FAFSA. If you are completing the 2019-2020 FAFSA, use the DRT to transfer your (& parents) 2017 tax data to your FAFSA.

Be sure our federal school code 001537 is on your FAFSA when you apply each year. Use your FSA ID to sign your FAFSA electronically. If you are a dependent student, one of your parents must have their own FSA ID to sign your FAFSA.

Meeting the priority date allows you the best opportunity to be considered for the most aid types possible.

Watch this video on "Completing the FAFSA" by clicking here.

The FAFSA is free - there is no charge to apply for financial aid. Beware of sites advertising services to help you apply for financial aid for a fee. If you use one of these services, you will be providing personal information to a non-government agency.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
A student with a drug conviction may be ineligible for federal student aid (grants, loans, work-study). If you are convicted of a state or federal offense of selling or possessing illegal drugs that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid you should still complete and submit the FAFSA. Eligibility may be regained after documentation of successful completion of a rehabilitation program.

Not from Florida? Click here to check state specific grants and programs.