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How Do I Apply for Financial Aid?

Check out this video to learn how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) gives you access to grants, loans and work-study jobs that can help fund your education.

SU Award Notification Guides

Check out SU's Undergraduate and Graduate Notification Guides for more information on financial aid at SU:

Who's My Parent When I Fill Out My FAFSA?

Dependent students are required to report parent information on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you’re not sure whether you are a 依赖学生, 去 学生资助网站

For reporting purposes, “parent” means your legal (biological or adoptive) parent or stepparent, or a person that the state has determined to be your legal parent.   Use this guide to figure out which parent’s information to include (depending on your family situation). 

该 following people are not your parents unless they have legally adopted you:

  • 丧偶继父母
  • 祖父母
  • 养父母
  • 法定监护人
  • Older Brothers or Sisters
  • 阿姨叔叔或

FAFSA Tips & Common Mistakes to Avoid

该 best way to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is early, online, and without any mistakes (下载 and print our 查list of what you'll need to have on hand in order to file your FAFSA). If you aren't yet ready to file a FAFSA, the Department of Education's fafsa4caster工具 can help you estimate your eligibility for federal student aid by providing some basic information. Check these 有用的提示 和技巧!

I Filled Out 该 FAFSA, What Happens Next?

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What Does SU's Financial Aid Timeline Look Like?