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How to apply for Aid

Step-by-step guide to applying for financial aid.

When to Apply:

2020-2021 FAFSA Application Process

Due to federal Prior-Prior Year legislation, please know that the 2020-2021 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2020 to complete.  Students and parents will be reporting Prior-Prior Year income within their on-line FAFSA application.

You should file the 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon after October 1, 2020 as possible.
Follow these steps outlined below:
  1. Apply for a FSA ID and Password.  A FSA ID and Password lets you apply, "sign" your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more - all online.  Go to fsaid.ed.gov to apply!

  2. Collect 2019 documents, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income to apply.  A complete list of what you need can be found at www.fafsa.gov.

  3. Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably in October, in order to meet school and state aid deadlines.  Apply online at www.fafsa.gov.  Fredonia's federal school code is 002844.  If you are a New York State resident, please complete and submit the TAP application at www.tapweb.org.  Fredonia state code is 0915.

To begin your financial process, choose your student type:

Incoming Students   Current Students

Graduate Students   Veterans


Incoming Students (First-Year, Transfer)

To apply for financial aid:

Step 1. Create an FSA User ID. For help, see this video

Step 2. Use your FSA User ID to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 002844 and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application using school code 0915.

***You can begin to file your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1st of every year.

Returning Students

Renewal Application must be filed each year. Many "Campus-based" aid programs with limited funding are depleted early, so filing your FAFSA and TAP applications should be done after October 1st.

Although parent's information may be required, it is the student's responsibility to complete all application requirements for all aid programs.


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