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 FAFSA can be completed online and the new 2024-2025 FAFSA will be available December 2023. Due to recent FAFSA Simplification changes implemented by the U.S. Department of Education, a final release date is not yet available. However, once this information is released we will publish it to our website.

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.