2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Opens October 1, 2021
JUST GETTING STARTED?
Create an FSA ID. We strongly recommend you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to begin your FAFSA form on fafsa.gov cuts down on errors and delays.
For maximum aid consideration and to help ensure your aid is in place by the time tuition is due, please file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid annually by March 1.
Why do I have to submit my 2020 tax and income information on my 2022–23 FAFSA® form?
The 2022–23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form asks for 2020 income and tax information. This is advantageous for most students and their families because it;
- allows for immediate use of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool to transfer financial information for eligible applicants,
- eliminates estimating income and tax information before taxes are filed,
- reduces the need to come back and update a FAFSA form after filing taxes,
- enables submitting a FAFSA form as early as October of the year before attending school.
Selected for Verification?
Before submitting documents to our office, please review your outstanding requirements in MyNMU. Some students may find they have fewer documents which must be submitted to our office, and others may not have to submit any additional information. You can find instructions on how to view the latest updates to your outstanding document requirements here: nmu.edu/finaid/viewaid (under Check for Required Information).
When a FAFSA is selected for verification, the school is required to verify the information inputted onto the FAFSA as being true and accurate. The verification process ensures all financial aid is awarded according to federal and state regulations, and MUST be completed before any federal financial aid, including federal student loans, and certain State and institutional aid, can be finalized.
If a family experiences situations such as the loss of a job, retirement, separation or divorce, death, or excessive out of pocket medical expenses not covered by insurance, they should complete a "Request for Re-Evaluation of Financial Assistance" and provide supporting documentation. Please feel free to contact our office to speak to a Financial Aid Counselor regarding your situation.
Know Your Next Steps
If you are a continuing student or a student who has attended orientation and are enrolled in classes, learn where your financial aid offer is in the granting and notification process by checking your student financial aid online.