Additional Information FAFSA Tips


  • File the FAFSA on the Web or call 1-800-433-3243 to request a paper FAFSA be mailed to you for free.
  • Apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) during the online FAFSA filing process. Use the PIN to electronically sign your FAFSA. If parent information is required, your parent will need a separate PIN to sign the FAFSA.
  • To complete the FAFSA, you will need to know that our school code is 001999.
  • You can learn about the federal aid programs in the U.S. Department of Education's Funding Education Beyond High School.
  • Access the U.S. Department of Education's Student Aid Web Portal.


Processing the FAFSA

  • Approximate time for U.S. Department of Education to process your FAFSA and send it to our office electronically:
    • 3-5 days if you supply an email on the FAFSA and sign it with a PIN
    • Two weeks if you supply an email on the FAFSA and mail a signature page
    • Two weeks if you file a paper FAFSA and supply an email on the FAFSA
    • Three weeks if you file a paper FAFSA and do not supply an email on the FAFSA
  • We load processed FAFSAs from the U.S. Department of Education several times a week.
  • Review our Financial Aid Start to Finish Guide to learn the financial aid process at U of L, including information on award notification, billing, and disbursement.


Estimating Your Aid

  • Use the FAFSA4caster to before you complete the FAFSA to get a general idea of what federal assistance you might be eligible to receive.