FAFSA 2021-2022: How to Get Started
STEP 1: What will I need?
You want to have your 2019 Federal Tax Return and 2019 W-2(s) available. FAFSA requires "Prior, Prior" year Tax Data.*
*Do not be alarmed by the request for 2019 as opposed to, for example, a 2020 Tax Return.
An FSA ID, which may be created/retrieved by visiting www.fsaid.ed.gov. The FSA ID acts as the FAFSA online signature, as well as the login for other federal websites.
For dependent students, an FSA ID is also required for the parent electronically signing the FAFSA.
STEP 2: Complete the FAFSA - CCSU School Code: 001378
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is free and completed on www.fafsa.ed.gov. Avoid websites asking for payment.
You can file the FAFSA prior to officially applying for Admissions. You may include up to 10 different schools.
We have a priority deadline of March 1st. You may file after the priority deadline. Aid will be limited to Direct Federal Loans and Pell Grant, if eligible.
To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be matriculated at CCSU, a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and maintain a minimum Half-Time Status per semester.
CCSU will receive your application within 3 to 5 business after the date of submission. Corrections/updates are generally received within 2 business days.
STEP 3: What's Next?