What’s New for 2019-2020?

Students will be able to submit the FAFSA earlier!

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available beginning October 1, 2018.


Students will use earlier income information

Students are now required to report income information from an earlier tax year. On the 2019-2020 FAFSA, students and parents will report their 2017 income information, rather than their 2018 income information.


Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov

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


April 1, 2019 is the 2019-2020 Financial Aid Priority Application Date for Fall 2019

To ensure that your financial aid will be awarded in time to help cover your tuition and fees for the fall 2019 semester, complete your file, before April 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Financial aid files completed by the priority date will be awarded financial aid, if eligible, no later than June 30, 2019.


2019-2020 Verify your FAFSA

  • Easy, Mobile, Personalized
  • Online portal to manage verification tasks
  • Smart web forms for easy completion
  • Secure document upload from any device
  • Automated reminders & update notifications
  • Built-in signature

All students selected for verification will need to create an account in order to view requirements and submit documents.  Please log onto your PAWS account and click on the Verify My FAFSA button, you will be directed to the Georgia State Verify FAFSA tool.

Georgia State University will determine your aid eligibility, only when all of the requested documents have been received and processed. Documents should be submitted electronically using the upload feature.

Note: Using certain internet browsers will limit or prevent your ability to use the Georgia State Verify My FAFSA tool.  If this occurs, please use a different browser and/or device.