Where do I get a FAFSA?
A FAFSA can be obtained from the financial aid office of any school to which you've applied for admission. High school seniors may also get a FAFSA from their guidance counselors. An electronic FAFSA can be filed at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
I filed the FAFSA more than 4 weeks ago, and I haven't heard anything. How do I check on my application?
FAFSA processing time can take 4-6 weeks. To check on your application, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800 433-3243. You can check on your electronic application by going to the FAFSA web site at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
I forgot to list UMSL as a school to receive my information when I filed the FAFSA. How do I add UMSL to the list?
You can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800 433-3243 and request that UMSL be added (our school code is 002519)
My parents are divorced. Whose information should I list on the FAFSA?
You should provide the information of the parent with whom you lived for most of the previous 12 months. If you did not live with either parents, or divided the time equally between the two, provide the information for the parent from whom you received most support.
Do I need to provide my stepfather's/step mom's information on the FAFSA?
If the parent with whom you lived most of the year prior to the aid year for which you are applying is remarried, you should include the stepparent's information on the FAFSA.
I am currently single, but plan to marry over the summer before school starts. How should I report my marital status?
Marital status should be reported as of the date that the FAFSA is signed by the applicant.
Should I report my parents' retirement funds as assets?
The value of the retirement accounts (IRA's, 401K) should not be included under assets. However, the annual retirement fund contributions should be listed as untaxed income.