Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly referred to as the FAFSA, is the key to determining whether you are eligible for federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid such as grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans.
– Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority filing deadline for the state of Indiana and Ball State University financial aid. Learn more.
Even if you think you may not qualify for federal aid, the information you provide on the FAFSA often helps determine your eligibility for other, non-need-based aid.
If you are seeking financial aid, March 10 is the key deadline to remember each year you need financial assistance. There is a reason that federal financial aid staff refers to this date as its "priority date." If you miss that deadline, many important aid options will not be available to you.
Before completing a 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online, we recommend viewing the award-winning video by the University of California Santa Barbara titled 7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA 2015-16. This video is a tutorial for completing the FAFSA online and guides you through the application process.
You can fill out the 2015-16 FAFSA online. Or you may learn more about FAFSA's priority date.
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