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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. https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Q. What is RowanSOM's FAFSA code?

A. Please use FAFSA code 002609.

FAFSA Notifications

Once the University receives your FAFSA and it is loaded into the University’s database, you will receive one of the following communications.

Incoming Students

Letters are sent to the address listed on your FAFSA. Once a University email account has been provided, all communication will be sent via electronic notification through your university email account. Individuals are advised to log into Rowan Self Service and proceed to Financial Aid. The information posted is "live." Please allow up to five business days for documents sent to the Student Financial Aid Office to be updated to your account.

Continuing Students

All communication that is related to your financial aid application is sent to your university email address. Our communication advises you to log into Rowan Self Service and proceed to Financial Aid. The information posted is "live." Please allow up to five business days for documents sent to the Student Financial Aid Office to be updated to your account.