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: February 1st for regular-decision prospective 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.
- FAFSA & FSA ID Tips for Parents
- Steps to Transfer Tax Information into Your FAFSA
- What information do I need when I fill out the FAFSA?
- Am I dependent or independent, according to the FAFSA?
- Who is my "parent" when I fill out the FAFSA?
- Apply for or request a FSA ID & password
- Continue to NYS TAP Information