The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA, is the key to determining whether you are eligible for federal, state, and institutional financial aid such as grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. You will need to complete a new FAFSA each year.

Complete the FAFSA

FAFSA Priority Date

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Students seeking financial aid from Ball State should file a FAFSA before April 15th in order to be considered for the maximum financial aid available.

Even if you think you may not qualify for grants, the information you provide on the FAFSA often helps determine your eligibility for other aid.

Learn More

There are several items you are going to need in order to complete your FAFSA. To assist in your preparation, please review the U.S. Department of Education blog post entitled “7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2018-19 FAFSA Form".

Watch this video to learn how the FAFSA gives you access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund your education. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/FAFSA to learn more.