Financial Aid & Scholarships

How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid Through the FAFSA

2019-20 FASFA Instructions

Step 1: Get an for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • If you already have an FSA ID, skip to step 2.
  • If you have forgotten your FSA ID, you can go to and click "Edit My FSA ID", then click "Forgot My Username/Password".
  • Follow the instructions at for help creating the FSA ID.
  • Important: If you are required to use parent information, one of your parents will also need to apply for their own FSA ID.

Step 2: Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Go to .
  • Click on the blue button that says "START HERE".
  • Enter the information requested by logging in with your FSA ID.
  • When asked, make sure you request to have your FAFSA information sent to SUU. SUU's school code is 003678.
  • We recommend that you have your completed 2017 taxes on hand. We also recommend that you upload your tax information directly from the IRS using the "Data Retrieval Tool". This option should be available to you within a few weeks of filing your taxes. If you are unable to upload your tax information, you may be required to order a tax transcript from the IRS if you are selected for verification.
  • At the end of the FAFSA application, be sure to click on "Submit My FAFSA" to process your application.
  • Print the confirmation page for your records. You should also get a confirmation email. Save this email.
  • Some students may be required to submit additional paperwork. If additional paperwork is required, you will be contacted by our office.

The FAFSA application is going mobile. You can submit the FAFSA on your mobile device for the 2019-20 year. The myStudentAid app is available for and .

For more information, go to .

The FAFSA application can be a very complex process. If you are an incoming student and need assistance completing the FAFSA, please contac Jayson Matlock at [email protected].