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How To Apply

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is an annual application for federal and state financial aid.


Steps for First-Time Applicants

  1. Assemble your tax and asset information, such as your W2s and 1040s.
  2. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA. Be sure to apply for your PIN (and your parent if parent information is required) during the FAFSA filing process. Use the PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA. Our FAFSA school code is 001999.
  3. Once your FAFSA if processed by the U.S. Department of Education, you will be sent a Student Aid Report. If you filed electronically, the SAR will sent to you via email. If you filed by paper or did not provide an email address, the SAR will be sent to you by mail.
  4. Review the SAR for comments and incorrect information. If accurate, keep the SAR for your records. If you find any errors, you can correct this by returning the paper SAR or by making corrections to a processed FAFSA online.

Review our Financial Aid: Start-to-Finish to learn the financial aid process at U of L.  My Award Letter is also a great resource for information on the award notification process.

Fall & Spring

Award Information is available in My Award Letter.

It is critical for students dependent on financial aid for account settlement and living expenses to apply early. A processed FAFSA and all required verification documents, or notice of any outside or departmental scholarships must be on file in the U of L Financial Aid office. Descriptions of other methods for account settlement are available on the Bursar's Office website.

Spring

Award Information is available in My Award Letter.

If you are a transfer student starting spring 2012, then you may have already filed a FAFSA for your previous school. If this is the case, then you need to confirm that the U of L school code (001999) is listed on your FAFSA.

For students starting spring 2012, it is critical for students dependent on financial aid for account settlement and living expenses to apply early. A processed FAFSA and all required verification documents, or notice of any outside or departmental scholarships must be on file in the U of L Financial Aid office. Descriptions of other methods for account settlement are available on the Bursar's Office website.

Summer

In order to apply for summer aid, you must have a completed 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year on file with our office.

If you are a transfer student starting summer 2012, then you may have already filed a 2012-2013 FAFSA for your previous school. If this is the case, then you need to confirm that the U of L school code (001999) is listed on your FAFSA.


Financial Aid: Start-to-Finish

 

For detailed instructions on applying for aid at the University of Louisville, be sure to view our Financial Aid: Start-to-Finish to help you navigate the financial aid process.

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