Office of Financial Aid

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It is an online application form that is managed by the U.S. Department of Education. Once completed, your FAFSA will be available to all of the colleges and universities that you listed and they will use your information to determine which financial aid options you are eligible for. The federal school code for Fort Lewis is 001353.

The application is available starting January first of each year for the following academic year. For example, the FAFSA for the 2013-2014 academic year became available January 1, 2013. In order to be considered for the most funding available, try to have your completed application submitted by February 15th of each year.

Remember, FAFSA is free; if you’re being charged, you’re being scammed. You can read more about FAFSA scams on the FAFSA website.

To learn more about the FAFSA watch the following videos or visit the FAFSA website.

   

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