Time to fill out the 2016-2017 FAFSA!

Beginning on January 1, 2016, you can complete your 2016-2017 FAFSA for the Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017 semesters.  Be sure to complete your FAFSA before April 1, 2016 so that you can be considered for all financial aid.  If you or your parents will not complete your taxes before April 1, you can estimate your income and other tax return information, and then correct your application after you have filed your taxes.

When estimating your tax return information, you should indicate that you will file your taxes. If your 2015 income is similar to your 2014 income, use your 2014 tax return to provide estimates for questions about your income. If your income is not similar, use the Income Estimator, in the FAFSA application, for assistance estimating your adjusted gross income, and answer the remaining questions about your income to the best of your ability.  You must return to update the estimates you provided with your 2015 tax return information once you file. If your tax return information is available and if you are eligible to do so, you should use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax return information into your application.

You will need an FSA ID (it replaces the PIN) to sign your FAFSA.   For more information on how to create an FSA ID, please see this flyer from the US Department of Education. 


Summer 2016 Financial Aid

It's never too early to start planning ahead.  If you think you will be registering for the Summer 2016 semester, we'll use your 2015-2016 FAFSA along with our Summer Aid application which will be available April 1.  

Fall 2016 Financial Aid

If you are a new undergraduate student to UMSL, we will start mailing financial aid award notices around April 1 for the Fall 2016 semester.  We will mail award notices to new graduate and professional students later in April.

Upcoming Important Dates

During the week of Spring Break (March 29, 2016 - April 1, 2016), the office will be open from 8am to 5pm.