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How to apply

Applying for Aid

February 1 is the priority date to file the 2021-22 FAFSA, however if you file by December 1 we will send you an early financial aid notification in mid-December. Apply earlier if you can. After you have applied to KU and estimated your costs, follow these steps to apply for financial aid:

1. Create your KU email account
We will use this KU address for all official correspondence.
2. Get your FSA ID
You will need a Federal Student Aid ID or FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA, correct your Student Aid Report, and monitor your federal loans If you are a dependent student, a parent should also setup an FSA ID, which can be used as their electronic signature on the FAFSA. This video tutorial from the Department of Education provides a step-by-step guide to setting up your FSA ID.
3. File the FAFSA
FAFSA applications are accepted beginning October 1 and we encourage you to file as early as possible. but file as soon as you can. File by December 1 to receive and early financial aid notification in mid-December. File by February 1 be considered for limited funding financial aid programs. KU's federal school code is 001948.
4. Kansans: Apply for state aid
Kansas residents may qualify for financial aid through the state. The priority deadline is May 1.

What's next?

After you've submitted your FAFSA, you'll receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) by email in 5 to 7 days if you supplied an email address. If not, you'll get it in the mail in 2 to 3 weeks.


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