Not Completed Your FAFSA?

You must file a FAFSA each year in order to receive financial aid.

Prepare to File

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will establish your eligibility for financial aid and institutional scholarships. Even if you think you may not qualify, it is a good idea to file. The FAFSA should be filed each year between January 1 and March 1. Take these steps to prepare:

Information you will need to complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA asks for a record of all income and savings for students and their families (dependent students must include their parentsí information). When completing your FAFSA, you must have:

  • Your Federal Student Aid PIN (if filing online). You and your parent will each need a PIN, an electronic signature. Your PIN will be used each year you file a FAFSA, so keep it on file. Federal Student Aid PIN
  • The Chaminade University school code: 001605
  • Your Social Security Number and your parentsí numbers (if you are a dependent student)
  • Your most current tax information (tax returns, W2). We recommend all eligible students use the IRS data retrieval tool. Dependent students must provide their parentsí tax information. If you have not filed taxes for the current year, you can estimate your tax information and make corrections later.
  • Current bank statements (checking & savings)
  • Any information pertaining to the value of any owned businesses and investments.
  • Any information pertaining to the value of non-taxable income that is not reported on the tax return, i.e. social security benefits, etc.

Dates to keep in mind

The first day to file a FAFSA is January 1. You should try to complete and submit your FAFSA for the coming school year by March 1.

Returning students must complete a FAFSA every year.

You may complete a FAFSA after the recommended filing date, but filing by March 1 allows you the best opportunity to receive funds that may be limited.

Access the FAFSA

To begin your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), go to: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Please note: The FAFSA is free, there is no cost associated with filing. Sometimes people end up on a website that charges for filing the FAFSA. Be sure you are filing only on the http://www.fafsa.ed.gov website.