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FAFSA Q&A

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA is an acronym for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form must be completed to qualify for financial aid across all platforms, not just federal aid. The program and application are run by Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education. This department is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation.

Q. Is there a deadline for completing my FAFSA?

A. FAFSA processing begins October 1 of each year for the upcoming academic year. Make sure your application is submitted for the intended enrollment period.

Q. Where do I find the FAFSA application?

A. studentaid.gov

Q. What is RowanSOM's FAFSA code?

A. Please use FAFSA code 002609.

Q. What happens after my FAFSA is received by the University?

A. If your file is not selected for verification, an award notification will be sent to your University email address.  If your file is selected for verification, you will receive an email to check your Self-Service Banner portal to review and complete any outstanding requirements.  Once you complete and/or submit the outstanding requirements, and the Student Financial Aid Office reviews and accepts the submissions, an award notification will be emailed to you.  Make sure to continually check your email and your Self-Service Banner portal to ensure your file is complete.