FAFSA-Free Application for Federal Student Aid-online application
to apply for federal financial aid. Completing the FAFSA is the
first step to take in order to receive most forms of federal
student aid including Pell grants, low-interest federal student
loans and to participate in the federal Work Study program. In
addition, several state student financial aid programs,
including the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS)
scholarship program and the Louisiana Go Grant need-based aid
program, require completion of the FAFSA in order to qualify
and access funds.
The FAFSA is available online Jan. 1 each year.
Filing the FAFSA between January 1 and March 1 is strongly
encouraged to be considered for need-based financial aid
programs. Students and parents can register on this site prior to
Jan. 1 to obtain a FSA ID which must be used to sign your
application electronically or make online corrections.
COMPLETE THE FAFSA BY JULY 1 FOR FULL TOPS ELIGIBILITY.
This link will lead to a checklist of the information and documents
you will need to fill out the the FAFSA.
What Information Do I Need When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
FAFSA NEWS: CHANGE IN DISTRIBUTION
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid paper form will NOT
be distributed to seniors this year, as paper copies are not
available in bulk to schools. You may obtain a paper copy of the
FAFSA by calling 1(800) 4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or by
downloading a PDF version from various Federal Student
Aid web sites such as www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov. Parents and
students may apply now for a federal ID. The FAFSA on
the Web Worksheet is also available at
The filing of the FAFSA is a requirement for the T.O.P.S program
and also a means to possibly qualify for financial assistance,
i.e., Pell Grant, Campus-Based Aid and a number of different
types of loans. Any and all financial aid can be used to help pay
for a student's education after high school; BUT, you must file
the FAFSA in order to determine what type of aid you are eligible
to receive. Deadline is July 1!
Apply for Federal ID. number now to complete FASFA
APPLYING TO TULANE?
The Profile is available Oct. 1 each year.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE:
About 600 schools nationwide (including Tulane) require
students to fill out the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE to determine
eligibility for non-federal forms of financial aid. This form is
more detailed than the FAFSA and will ask a lot of questions
about your family's assets. Also, unlike the FAFSA, there's a
cost associated with the PROFILE; there is a fee for
filing online and you'll pay a fee for every school to which you
have the results sent. You can complete the PROFILE online at
When filling out the FAFSA, you must list a code for the colleges
that you would like to receive your financial information. Some
of the Louisiana college codes are listed below. See your
counselor for codes that you need that are not listed or click
the link below to find them:
Delgado 004626 Dillard 002004 Grambling 002006 LSU 002010
La Tech 002008 Loyola 002016 Nicholls 002005
Northwestern 002021 SLU 002024 SUNO 002026 Southern 002025
Tulane 002029 ULL 002031 ULM 002020 UNO 002015
High school juniors can take advantage of the FAFSA4caster Web
site and learn about the financial aid process, gain early
awareness of aid eligibility, and much more.