Filing the FAFSA

Submit your FAFSA before May 1 to better your chances of securing the financial aid you need.

Because of significant Department of Education processing delays, we will not have information about FAFSA submissions or financial aid eligibility until at least mid-March. Once FAFSA data is released to us, we are committed to sharing financial aid information as soon as possible.

FAFSA Details

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students to apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans, all in one application. 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 the new 2024-25 FAFSA will be available by December 31, 2023 and we think all MSU Bears should complete the app. Due to recent FAFSA Simplification changes, the 2024-25 FAFSA release date has been delayed (typically, the FAFSA is available on October 1 every year).

While students can complete the FAFSA at any time once available, we strongly encourage all students to submit the 2024-25 FAFSA by May 1, 2024. This May 1 priority deadline ensures that students maximize their financial aid eligibility and don't miss out on grants and scholarships.

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.