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Completing the FAFSA

Financial Aid Starts with the FAFSA

The financial aid process begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA is the application that Ferris State University uses to determine student eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid such as grants, loans and work study.

the ferris state university school code is 002260

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If you have questions about the FAFSA, our financial aid experts are here to guide you through the process. Schedule a one-on-one virtual or phone appointment them now.

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  • Before you can file the FAFSA, you will need to create a user name and password called an FSA ID.
  • You will do this on the website.  Select Create Account next to the log in box.
  • Unless you are 24, married, supporting a child or other legal dependent, a veteran or on active duty military service or have other special circumstances, one of your custodial parents will also need an FSA ID to sign your FAFSA.
  • Once you and your parent each have an FSA ID, select "Complete the FAFSA Form" on the right menu of the webpage. 

After You Have Submitted Your FAFSA

Once you have been admitted to Ferris and your FAFSA has been received by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, you will be notified by email if any additional documentation is needed to complete your financial aid file.