By Hilerie Harris, marketing and communications coordinator, University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid

The 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available on The Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) has returned with additional security and privacy protections. The IRS DRT transfers federal tax information from the IRS to the FAFSA. 

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining what financial support you may be eligible to receive. It doesn’t take long, and financial aid counselors are available to walk you through the process. To be considered for the maximum amount of aid, complete the FAFSA  at and any incomplete checklist items on your financial aid file in Campus Information Services (CIS) by the Feb. 1, 2018, Financial Aid Priority Application Date.

Students that meet the priority date will be considered for all need-based aid programs, including need based scholarships, grants, work-study and loans. Students that do not meet the Feb. 1 date can still complete the FAFSA and be considered for the Federal Pell Grant and loans.

For more information, read the Q&A with the University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or contact them at the following:

Student Services Building, Room 105
Office hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.