The Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Overview of the FAFSA

All students, prospective freshman, transfers, continuing or graduate, need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal student aid, including federal grants and loans.

As you complete the FAFSA, be sure to...

  • List SUNY Geneseo's Title IV School Code, 002845.
  • Provide income from the prior, prior year (2018 income for 2020-21). Be sure to use the IRS data retrieval tool to download income information from the IRS to your FAFSA.
  • File by the recommended deadlines: November 15 for early-action studentsFebruary 1st for general admission students and returning students.
  • Sign the FAFSA with your FSA ID & Password (Your parent has to sign too, if you are a dependent student.)
  • If you need assistance, review the resources provided here or through Federal Student Aid Help.

Since some campus based aid, like Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) and Federal Work-Study, have limited funding. These awards are made on a first-come/first-serve basis. So, the earlier you file your FAFSA, the greater likelihood you will be considered.

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