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How to apply

Applying for Aid

December 1 is the priority date to file the 2018-19 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 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 October 1 and June 30, but file as soon as you can. File by December 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.


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