The FAFSA must be completed each year the student wishes to apply for financial aid. Make sure to include SVSU's Federal School Code on your FAFSA, it is 002314.
The income information needed to complete the FAFSA form can be found on a previously filed tax return. (For example the 2019–20 FAFSA form requires your 2017 tax data). If you are not able to do the IRS Data Retrieval on the FASFA and do not have a copy of your tax return, you may be able to access the tax software used to prepare the return or contact your tax preparer to obtain a copy. You also may visit irs.gov/transcript to view and download a summary (called a “transcript”) of your tax return or to request that a tax transcript be sent to you by mail. The IRS Data Retrieval is the easiest way to input your tax information onto the FAFSA.
To receive a Federal Direct Loan you must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduate students and 5 credits for graduate students).
*Guest students are not eligible for aid.
Completing the FAFSA is easy! Watch this instructional video, “How to Fill out the FAFSA”. Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA Form online to ensure accuracy and speed of processing. If you prefer to fill out the FAFSA manually, the paper application is available at www.fafsa.gov.
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