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Filing the FAFSA and Renewal of FAFSA

LSSU School Code: 002293

Apply early to be considered for the most funds

For priority consideration, your FAFSA or renewal FAFSA must be received by March 1st.  Late applicants will be considered for aid, but some funds may not be available. Students must be admitted with degree-seeking status.

Filing the FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required and accepted by LSSU to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. The information you provide in the FAFSA form is kept strictly confidential. You may file a printed version of the FAFSA or file electronically using FAFSA on the Web.

To obtain the printed version of the FAFSA, you may contact your high school guidance office, a college financial aid office, or the LSSU Financial Aid Office.

Instructions and tips on filing the FAFSA are available from the federal government and the LSSU Financial Aid Office.

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Filing the Renewal FAFSA

You must apply for federal student aid for every school year that you attend. To reapply, you should submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you submitted a FAFSA last year, and you are eligible to complete a Renewal FAFSA, you may choose to have most of the questions pre-filled with the information you provided. Simply updating the information for the new school year on a Renewal FAFSA may be faster. However, the Renewal FAFSA is available solely for your convenience. If you prefer to start fresh with a new FAFSA, you are free to do so.

To reapply:

  • Go to the FAFSA on the Web home page.
  • Click Start Here to log in.
  • Click FAFSA Renewal.

Note: If you are eligible to complete a Renewal FAFSA, you will be asked to provide your FSA ID, as well as answers to income, asset, and tax questions. You must also update any information that has changed since last year.

Call 1-800-801-0576 if you have technical questions about submitting an electronic FAFSA.
Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) if you have general questions about what information you need to report on the FAFSA. You may also contact the LSSU Financial Aid Office at 1-888-800-LSSU ext. 2678.
Call 1-800-433-3243 if you have questions on the status of your application; you may also check your status electronically for 21 days after your initial application.

What Happens Next?

Shortly after you submit your FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education. This report will show your Expected Family Contribution and your Federal Pell Grant eligibility. After reviewing these forms for accuracy, you may keep the SAR with your records. We will receive the same information electronically, determine your eligibility, and send you an award notification of what types of aid you are eligible to receive to attend LSSU, along with an informational brochure explaining the financial aid process at LSSU in detail.

Checking the status of your FAFSA

You can check the status of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately after submitting it online. You can check the status of a paper FAFSA after it has been processed (roughly 7-10 days from the date mailed).

To check the status of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):

  • Go to the FAFSA on the Web home page and click Start Here to log in, or
  • Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

If your FAFSA is still being processed, we recommend that you wait a few days before checking the status again.

Make FAFSA Corrections

If you need to make a correction to your FAFSA, click "Make FAFSA Corrections."

Once your correction is submitted and you receive a confirmation number, the correction will be processed in 3-5 days.