Applying for Aid

Reminder – Complete your FAFSA

April 1, 2018 is the 2018-2019 Financial Aid Priority Application Date for Fall 2018

To ensure that your financial aid will be awarded in time to help cover your tuition and fees for the Fall 2018 semester, complete your file before April 1 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Financial aid files completed by the priority date will be awarded financial aid, if eligible, no later than June 30, 2018.

The 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available at The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, Federal Work-Study and for most federal and state programs.

Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) on your FAFSA

Students and parents who have filed their 2016 tax returns with the IRS are asked to use the IRS DRT when completing their 2018-2019 FAFSA online. This is a quick an easy way to transfer information from your federal tax turns directly into your FAFSA.

If you file your FAFSA before your federal tax return information is available, you can go back to your FAFSA and select the IRS Data Retrieval to update your tax information.

Students who are selected for verification but cannot use the IRS DRT will need to submit a copy of your tax return transcript from the IRS. You may request a tax return transcript by:

  • Get Transcript Online Tool at Immediate receipt.
  • Phone request from Internal Revenue Service at 1-800-908-9946. Takes 5 – 10 days.
  • IRS2Go Mobile App Takes 5 – 10 days.

Georgia State’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 001574.

Start your financial planning now to ensure that you have a successful semester start.