Renew Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

We have provided some tips to enable you to complete your FAFSA. Please take the time to review this information to ensure that you are able to complete your FAFSA in the most efficient manner, as often, inaccurate information provided by students delays processing and impacts their financial aid awards.

Please click here to review a PDF version of the FAFSA with additional instructions on FAFSA completion tips.

Returning students: Follow the steps outlined below. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) here: Apply for Aid.

New students: Please see our FAFSA Completion page.


The FSU school code for the FAFSA is: 001489

You will need your FSA ID username and password to log in. If you have forgotten your FSA ID, instructions for retrieving it can be found here: Forgot FSA ID.

Manage Your FSA ID

The FAFSA requires you to provide information about yourself and your financial situation. You may also be required to provide parent information.

  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license number
  • Alien Registration number
  • Federal tax information or tax returns
  • Records of your untaxed income
  • Cash, savings, investments, and checking account balances

The FAFSA form is available on October 1 for the next school year. When you log in to renew, be sure to select "FAFSA RENEWAL". The form will be prefilled with information from the previous year. If any information has changed, it will need to be updated.

How to Renew Your FAFSA Form
Start Your FAFSA Form

The FAFSA form asks for financial information, including information from tax forms and balances of savings and checking accounts.

The FAFSA form asks for marital status “as of today” (the day the form is completed). If a student or parent is married now, but wasn’t in the year the taxes were filed, the spouses income will need to be added.

Similarly, if the student or parent filed taxes as married, but is no longer married to that individual, the spouse’s income will need to be removed.

Parents' Marital Status
Student's Marital Status

Before your FAFSA form can be processed, you’ll need to sign and submit the application.

FAFSA Submission Information