November 11, 2022 Jaidyn Kamplain

By filling out the FAFSA, students become eligible for federal grants (money you do not have to pay back), low-interest federal loans (money you do need to pay back), and work-study programs (on-campus jobs that help cover the cost of tuition).

After you submit your results to HSU (HSU’s School Code – 003571), our Financial Aid Office can determine how much financial aid you can be awarded to help cover the costs of college.

7 things you need before filing the FAFSA

  • Your FSA ID
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Driver’s License Number
  • Your federal income tax returns
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • Records of your assets (i.e., savings accounts, checking accounts)
  • HSU’s School Code – 003571

If you are a dependent (if your parent(s) claim you on their taxes), then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

When do I need to fill out the FAFSA?

You can begin filling out your 2023-2024 FAFSA on October 1, 2022.

A large portion of financial aid in the United States is distributed on a rolling basis, meaning the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving generous aid.

How much does the FAFSA cost?

Nothing. Nada. Nil. It is free to fill out.

Do I have to fill out the FAFSA each year?

If you want to utilize federal financial aid, you must fill out the FAFSA for each academic year.

How long does the FAFSA take to fill out?

It takes most people less than an hour to complete the required documents.

Do I need to fill out my FAFSA with my parents?

If you’re a dependent, you’ll need to report your parents’ income accurately. Filling out the FAFSA together may be the easiest way.

Do I Have to Accept All of the Financial Aid I’m Awarded?

No, you can pick and choose from the financial aid you’re offered.