• Tax Filers

    If you are required to submit documentation for verification (check your To-Do List), here are some useful tips to help you – The US Department of Education has announced that you may now submit a signed paper copy of the 2015 IRS tax return for verification documentation.

    This is effective for both the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 verification requirements.

  • For Non-Filers

    Students who have not filed taxes, you must provide a signed statement certifying that you have not filed and are not required to file a 2015 income tax return, as well as a document listing the amount and sources of any income from that year. You must also submit a copy of your W-2 for any source of employment from that year.

  • Check Your To-Do List

    Check your To-Do List on myFSU to complete your Verification documents.

    Financial Aid Forms

October 1st FAFSA


This Year FAFSA season comes early!  Don’t miss out on aid, complete the 2018/2019 FAFSA on October 1, 2017.








On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place: 

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA® earlier.  Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, rather than beginning on Jan. 1. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • Students will use earlier income information. Students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2018–19 FAFSA, students (and parents) will report their 2016 income information, rather than their 2017 income information.  This means that taxes should be complete when the FAFSA becomes available.








If you’d like more details about the upcoming changes, please review the following

Make sure that you are ready for the upcoming aid year by taking the following actions;

  1. Keep an eye on your Satisfactory Academic Progress so you can maintain your aid!
  2. Stay on top of your loan debt through the National Student Loan Data System.
  3. Receiving outside aid or scholarships? Be sure to report them through your myFSU Student Central so that the Office of Financial Aid is aware.
    • Be aware of how much outside aid you're receiving so you aren't at risk of Over-Awarding.
  4. Refresh your memory of the Financial Aid Terms and Conditions.
  5. Withdrawing, officially or unofficially - be aware of how that can affect your Financial Aid and the consequences it may have on future eligibility



Last Updated: 8/1/2016