Yes. In order to be considered for aid programs administered by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid ( UI OSFA), you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. File the 2020-2021 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2019. The filing deadline for priority consideration is December 1, 2019. For complete application instructions, see our Step-By-Step Process page.