The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA collects information about you and your family to determine your eligibility for Federal aid programs. The application is most easily completed online, and can be found at fafsa.ed.gov. Once completed, your information is processed and sent to the financial aid office at the school(s) of your choice.
The FAFSA will require information about your (and in the case of dependent students, your parents) taxes for the prior year. In most cases, the tax information can be pulled directly from the IRS electronically.
Once your FAFSA has been received by the school, financial aid professionals will process your application. In certain cases, more information may be required. The financial aid office will notify you of any additional information that they need in order to process your application. Once all the required information has been collected and processed, you will be awarded based on your determined eligibility.
To have your FAFSA information submitted to SUU, enter school code 003678 when prompted.