What is FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA® or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or career school. FAFSA is the primary application used by Federal, State and institutional financial assistance entities in determining an individual's eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships. 


Dates for FAFSA 

  • FAFSA application available - October 1
  • FAFSA MU deadline - March 1
  • FAFSA State of Missouri - April 1