The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used to apply for the federal student aid programs offered by the U.S. Department of Education. All individuals entering college are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA.

    NEW for 2017–2018  Comment Code 399 | Conflicting Information Between 2016–2016 and 2017–2018 FAFSAs

    The Department of Education has created a new Comment Code 399 on the 2017–2018 FAFSA if they determine that there is conflicting information between your 2016–2017 and 2017–2018 FAFSAs. If you will recall, the 2017–2018 FAFSA also used 2015 income and tax information, which applied to both student/spouse or for dependent student, student/parents. Federal aid regulations require that this conflicting information be resolved prior to disbursement of any federal aid. Therefore, if you have the Comment Code 399, you will be asked to provide additional information and/or complete additional forms in order to resolve the conflicting information. Since financial aid eligibility is suspended until resolved, it is vitally important that you respond as simply as possible.

    File Your FAFSA Early!

    Starting with the 2017–2018 financial aid year, the FAFSA will be available to all students on October 1, 2016.

    2017-2018 FAFSA Process Changes

    Help Sessions

    Our financial aid staff is available to help you through what can seem like a daunting process. In addition to one-on-one counseling, FAFSA help sessions provide the opportunity for you and your parents to receive professional assistance in completing this form. The schedule of upcoming help sessions is available here. If you plan to attend a session, please click here for a list of the documents necessary to complete the FAFSA and bring them with you. Helpful tutorials are available to assist you in completing the FAFSA here. If you are ready to complete the FAFSA, click the button below to get started.

    FAFSA Website

    Priority Deadlines

    Your FAFSA and all necessary documents should be received by Edison State's Financial Aid office (including verification documents, if selected) by the financial aid priority deadline dates for several reasons:

    • Making the priority deadline date is the only way to guarantee that your aid will be processed in time to charge your tuition, fees, books and supplies.
    • If you do not make the priority deadline date, you may have to make arrangements to pay for your tuition, fees, and books out of your pocket until your financial aid is processed!
    • If you do not make the priority deadline date, you may not be able to charge at the Bookstore!
    • Some financial aid programs have limited funding. By making the priority deadline date, you are more likely to be considered for those programs as funding will, most likely, not yet be exhausted.

    2017–2018 Financial Aid Priority Deadlines    Semesters    
    2017 Summer | 2017 Fall 2018 Spring
    FAFSA Submission   April 3, 2017   October 2, 2017
    Verification and Loan Documentation Submission   April 17, 2017   October 16, 2017

    NOTE  While meeting priority deadlines offers many benefits, missing a deadline does not mean you are ineligible for financial aid for the term for which you have applied. If you fail to meet the priority deadline for a semester, you may still receive financial aid for that semester. However, we are unable to guarantee any specific timeline for the awarding of aid. If you are registered for classes and do not have financial aid awarded to your account when payment is due, it is your responsibility to contact the cashier's office to make payment arrangements.

    Transfer Students

    Financial aid, including student loans, does not automatically transfer from one school to another. Your eligibility at one school does not guarantee eligibility at another school. In order for Edison State to know if you are eligible, you will need to complete the steps listed below.

    1. Cancel any aid earned through your previous school. 
      The first step you must take is to cancel any pending aid at your previous school. Most schools require this request to be submitted in writing. Contact the Office of Financial Aid at your previous school for their specific requirements. 
    2. Add Edison State’s School Code to your FAFSA. 
      If you have already submitted the FAFSA at your previous school, you will need to add Edison State's federal school code (012750). This can be done at the FAFSA website. 
    3. Complete Edison State’s financial aid application requirements. 
      Even though you may have completed some of these same steps with your previous school, you will need to complete the application requirements at Edison State. This includes, but is not limited to, completing the verification process. 
    4. Complete Edison State’s loan application process (if you wish to borrow). 
      Once again, your application and eligibility at a previous school does not guarantee eligibility at Edison State. Each school is responsible for determining the eligibility of each of their students independently. Please review Edison State’s requirements for student loan borrowers for information on how to apply. 

    Additional Resources
    FSA ID  
    Selective Service System