How to Apply

Introduction to Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Framingham State University assists matriculated students and their families in meeting the costs of an FSU education. Framingham State University participates in a wide variety of Federal, State, and private financial aid programs. The information contained on this website will explain the procedures that must be followed in order to apply for financial aid. Please feel free to contact the staff in the Financial Aid Office if you have any additional questions.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • The student and parent will need to create their own FSA ID at www.fsaid.ed.gov  The FSA ID will be used to sign and submit the FAFSA electronically. For more information about the FSA ID, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid#fsaid-intro
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  •  The 2017-2018 FAFSA is available beginning October 1st.
  •  To be considered for financial aid, be sure to include Framingham State University as one of your school choices: Add our school code number, 002185.
  •  To be reviewed for priority financial aid please submit your FAFSA prior to our March 1st deadline.
  •  Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool Process to complete the income information sections on the FAFSA.
  •  If you have been selected for verification please submit all documents requested to our Office. For more information about the verification process please visit our Financial Aid TV link: https://framingham.financialaidtv.com/
  •  Please make sure to submit documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid in a timely manner to avoid processing and disbursement delays.
  •  Once you receive an award letter from our office, follow the instructions on your packet to accept or decline your awards.

General Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible for Federal and State financial aid at Framingham State University, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen) and be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a degree program at Framingham State University. Additionally, the applicant must:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress towards a degree.
  • Be in compliance with the Selective Service Law.
  • Not be in default of any educational loans or owe a refund of any federal grants to any institution.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Provide all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office.