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. 
Link for FAFSA: Federal Student Aid


Dates for FAFSA 

  • FAFSA application available - October 1st
  • FAFSA MU deadline - Priority deadline January 7th 
  • FAFSA State of Missouri - Priority deadline February 1st