Completing the FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student
is the most important step in planning for your college expenses. It provides a complete and official
calculation of your expected family contribution (EFC) and an idea of your
financial need. The FAFSA also
determines your eligibility for a variety of grant and loan programs. NAU's school code is 001082. Please enter this code on the FAFSA in order
for NAU to receive your information.
Before completing the FAFSA, both you and
a parent or guardian will need to get a Personal Identification Number or PIN. The PIN acts as your electronic
signature and is required to complete the FAFSA application. You will then use the same PIN to complete
the FAFSA every year. Go to pin.ed.gov to get your PIN.
Once the FAFSA is processed, you will
receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) showing your official expected family
contribution. This information is also
sent to NAU and is used to evaluate your eligibility for financial
Please complete the FAFSA online at fafsa.gov.
Students and families may get free help in completing the FAFSA from financial aid professionals at College Goal Sunday. Please see this website for more information: http://collegegoalsundayusa.org
For information on First Time FAFSA Filers, please view the 2014-2015 Tutorial.
For information on Renewal FAFSA Filers, please view the 2014-2015 Tutorial.
Things to know
- Apply early. When you visit the FAFSA site, you may see
forms for two academic years. Pick the
one that covers the academic year for which you are applying.
- Submit the FAFSA by February 1st each year
to receive priority consideration.
- You must be admitted to the university to formally receive a notice of
- Men between the ages of
18 and 25 must register
with Selective Service to be eligible to receive financial