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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

What is the purpose of the FAFSA?

Students seeking financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application is available from high school guidance offices, the Finlandia University Office of Financial Aid, or the FAFSA application can be completed on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Federal and state financial aid programs also use information provided by the FAFSA.

How often do I file the FAFSA?

The FAFSA must be completed yearly and should be submitted as soon after January 1 as possible for the next academic year. Finlandia University must be listed on the FAFSA using Federal School Code 002322. To be considered for state aid, Finlandia University must be listed first on the FAFSA. Audit students and dual-enrolled students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid.

What information will I need to complete the FAFSA?

Previous year U.S. income tax return information is needed to complete the FAFSA. If tax returns are not complete before the FAFSA is filed, the application should be submitted with estimated information. The FAFSA can be revised later; however, updated information may result in changes to the financial aid award. Early submission of the FAFSA places students on the federal, state, and institution rosters for priority processing. The Finlandia University priority date for full fall semester financial aid consideration is March 1. Students considering enrollment beginning in the spring or summer semester should also complete the necessary steps for financial aid before March 1 of the previous year. Applications submitted after the priority date will be considered as funds are available.

Complete the FAFSA online:

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