This page is to help answer your questions about the aid application process for undergraduates for the upcoming 2013-2014 Academic Year.
What has changed?
The priority deadline for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has changed! Undergraduate students should now submit their FAFSA As Soon As Possible after the application is made available at www.fafsa.gov.
When is the 2013-2014 FAFSA going to be available?
January 1, 2013
When should I file my 2013-2014 FAFSA?
File AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – especially if you are an undergraduate student who is a Kentucky resident and you were Pell Grant eligible this year or expect to be next year.
Why should I apply as soon as possible?
Last year, funding for Kentucky’s need-based College Access Program (CAP) Grant ran out much earlier than anticipated and this year the CAP Grant will be awarded to undergrads on a first-come, first-served basis and will run out even earlier.
What if I haven’t filed my 2012 taxes yet?
You don’t have to wait until you file your tax return to file your FAFSA. We encourage undergraduates to complete your renewal FAFSA on-line at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible on or after January 1, 2013, even if you only have estimated income figures. You can always go back into www.fafsa.gov to make corrections after you have your final figures.
What if I’m a Graduate or Professional student?
Graduate and professional students do not need to apply in January since they are not eligible for CAP Grants. However, to ensure early processing of your financial aid awards, please complete your FAFSA by March 15, or earlier if you have your income information available.
Is there anything I should do before January 1, 2013?
Yes, you should locate your Personal Identification Number (PIN) which will be used to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you or your parent has forgotten your PIN, you can request a duplicate at www.pin.ed.gov. You can request your PIN now. You do not have to wait until January 1 for this process.
Also, to get a head start on the application process, please confirm your e-mail address, mailing address, and contact information with the U.S. Department of Education. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov and follow the instructions to verify/update your information.
One more reason to file early…
As an incentive to encourage undergraduate students to file their FAFSA early, the Student Financial Aid Office will be awarding ten $100 educational grants for fall 2011 based on a drawing of all undergraduate students who file a FAFSA on or before January 15, 2013.
I need HELP!
Please contact the University of Louisville Student Financial Aid Office if you need assistance:
phone: 502-852-5511 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org office: 110 Houchens Building, Belknap Campus