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The 2019-20 FAFSA Available October 1st

There is a new timeline for first time PSU students starting Fall 2019 to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application.

What is the FAFSA?

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Important Dates:

October 1st, 2018 2019-20 FAFSA available at
December 1st, 2018 Recommended Filing Date for first-time students beginning in Fall 2019
Mid-February 2019 Early awarding of student aid begins for applicants in Early Action

FAFSA Help/Links:

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Federal Student Aid - FAFSA Help

FAFSA Tips & Common Mistakes to Avoid

How to Create or Retrieve your FSA ID information

How to Transfer Your IRS Tax Information Directly into Your FAFSA

Go to the FAFSA (Link to the new on-line application)


Don't forget that you can also download and use the new myStudentAid application on your phone. The initial version of the app will feature the myFAFSA component, which can be used to complete the FAFSA form. Subsequent versions will offer additional functionality. Download from your favorite mobile store.

Image of the new FAFSA phone application


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