Step 1: File the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, 2018. The filing deadline for priority consideration is December 1, 2018. When completing the 2019-2020 FAFSA, we recommend that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer your tax information directly from the IRS onto your FAFSA.
Step 2: Receive Student Aid Report (SAR) from federal processor
Step 3: Receive Award Notification
Step 4: Complete Federal Verification (only if you were selected by the U.S. Department of Education)