Filing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form allows students to request federal grants, work-study, and loans, all in one application. Additionally, many state, institutional, and other aid providers rely on FAFSA results to determine student eligibility. Despite what you may think, filing the FAFSA is always worth your time!

The FASFA can be completed online and new year FAFSAs open on October 1 every year. This means the 2023-2024 FAFSA opens October 1, 2022.

While students can complete the FAFSA at any time, we strongly encourage all students to submit the FAFSA by February 1. This February 1 priority deadline ensures that students maximize their financial aid eligibility every single year.

To get started, students will need to create or have access to a previously created FSA ID and password. Applicants will also want to collect any documents that may be needed to complete the form.

Remember, you need to include Missouri State University’s federal school code on your FAFSA for your results to be sent to our institution. Our federal school code is 002503.