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Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Enrollment for Fall 2024: The FAFSA will open in December 2023. The Michigan deadline is March 1st.

Click here to learn more about why the fafsa is delayed for the 2024-2025 award year 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application filed by current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students to determine their eligibility for state and federal grants and loans. Our advisors will assist you in each of the steps required to file and submit the FAFSA, ensuring accurate, efficient and timely submission. 

While the FAFSA opens in December 2023, a student may create their FSA ID at any time. The FSA ID is the username and password combination that allows a student to create the FAFSA application. It also serves as an electronic signature to submit the application upon completion. 

Michigan Deadline: The suggested deadline for FAFSA in Michigan is March 1 of the school year for which the student is applying. The reason for this date is, in part, due to limited availability of funds. Therefore, it is best to apply as early as possible.

Federal Deadline: The firm deadline for FAFSA is the federal deadline of June 30th.

There is an 18 month window to file the FAFSA for each academic year. The window opens on January 1, six months previous to the academic year for which the form is being filed.

For more information about qualifying for Financial Aid, be sure to check out this resource.

The 7 Steps to FAFSA Completion