KU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers funding sources to graduate students, and these sources include more than just loans. To take advantage of these opportunities, domestic students fill out the FAFSA and international students fill out the ISNAW (see below).
File Your FAFSA
To take advantage of these funding sources, complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the April 15, 2018 priority date. The application will open on October 1, 2017 and does not take long to complete. Note that some schools and individual programs have earlier priority filing deadlines, and students should check with their school and program to see if there are earlier deadlines.
- KU’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has instructions on how to apply and tutorials to guide you through the application process – start with video #1, “FAFSA Overview.” Please note that the academic year discussed in the video may be a previous year but the instructions and information on the FAFSA filing process is still valid. A step-by-step guide is also available here.
- To complete the FAFSA, you will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). If you do not have an FSA ID, you can apply for one online. It can take up to 3 days to receive an ID, so plan accordingly.
- Please include KU’s school code, 001948, on the FAFSA so KU will receive your application data.
- If you have already filed your tax return with the IRS, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) and it will fill out portions of your FAFSA for you. Learn more about IRS DRT.
- You may use the same FSA ID to file the online FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA each year. This FSA ID may also be used to sign Federal Direct Loan Promissory Notes and view online federal financial aid information.