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How to apply

Applying for Aid

March 1 is the priority date to file the FAFSA. 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. The FSA ID, as of May 10th, 2015, replaces the Personal Identification Number (PIN) you may have used previously when applying for federal student aid. 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 between Jan. 1 and June 30, but file as soon as you can. File by March 1 to 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 (a $12 application fee is required). 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.

Questions About Financial Aid?

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