The University of Louisville's Office of Financial Aid staff is dedicated to providing students and their families with courteous and efficient financial services while complying with all federal, state and university policies. Our goal is to help you explore your options and make your academic goals more affordable.
We provide both walk-in and by appointment counseling to current and prospective students Monday through Friday. We also provide assistance to both current and prospective students through our Call Center. FERPA privacy restrictions may restrict us from answering some questions over the phone.
Complete the FAFSA
Effective October 1, the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available and may be filed using 2018 income and tax data.
The following table summarizes the application dates
School Year/Semesters of Attendance
FAFSA Submission Window
Required Tax and Income information
Fall 2019,Spring 2020 and Summer 2020
October 1,2018–June 30,2020
Fall 2020,Spring 2021 and Summer 2021
October 1,2019–June 30,2021
Please set a reminder for yourself! Look for future reminders from the Student Financial Aid Office, but most importantly, do not forget to file the FAFSA for the upcoming aid year on or as close to October 1st as possible to maximize your potential award eligibility.
Federal Student Aid and the U.S. Department of Education offers a checklist as you prepare to complete the FAFSA. Step-by-step guidance can be found here.
First-Time Direct Loan Borrower at UofL
For student Direct Loans to disburse in a timely manner, it is critical students complete all required steps if interested in borrowing the loan funds. For loans, this includes loan acceptance in ULink and completing the Master Promissory Note(s) and Entrance Counseling with the Department of Education.
Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note for Direct Loans can be completed online.
The Department of Education has launched a new mobile app called myStudentAid.
The app allows students or parents to securely fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) entirely from their mobile device. Previously, the FAFSA.gov website had limitation when being accessed from a mobile device and the full function of the site could only be utilized from a desktop computer. So the Department of Education Federal Student Aid office developed the app to provide mobile options to access financial aid.
In addition to submitting a new FAFSA, students can also:
- Correct a previously filed FAFSA
- Renew an old FAFSA application
- Edit or manage an FSA ID
- Check federal loan and financial aid history
Financial Aid and Degree Requirements
If you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not count toward your degree requirements, the course(s) cannot be used to determine your enrollment status for federal financial aid and state need-based aid purposes. This means you cannot receive federal financial aid and state need-based aid for any course that does not count toward your degree requirements.
If it is determined you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your degree requirements, your aid will be reviewed and any necessary adjustments will be made. You will be responsible for settling any potential outstanding balance created.
If you are aware you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your degree requirements, please notify our office as soon as possible.
Upcoming Important Dates
UofL Spring Break
March 31st - April 8th
Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 Registration
Review the Registrar's office website for information.
Spring SAP Appeal deadline
Previous Important Dates (for Reference)
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) appeal deadline for fall