Are you an adult who would like to attend college but have been discouraged by your lack of financial resources? If you need financial aid to cover your education expenses, applying for federal student aid for adult students can offer a solution.
All students requesting financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. All FAFSA forms must be completed online (SU College code 002882).
Starting Your FAFSA Application
Completing the FAFSA and the Income Year information it is based on:
|Academic Year – Terms||Income Information Based From||Submit FAFSA Year||FAFSA Submission Available Dates|
|Fall 2020, Spring 2021 & Summer 2021||Jan – Dec 2018||2020-2021||Oct 1, 2019 until June 30, 2021|
Federal Student Aid ID
In order to confirm your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign the FAFSA, you will need an FSA ID. If you do not already have one, please follow the instructions here: How to Create an FSA ID .
View Financial Aid Status Online
Keep track of your financial aid status online in the Financial Aid section of MySlice using your NetID. If you have not yet set up your NetID, do so at ITS: NetID Accounts . You will need your SUID number to set up your NetID the first time.
The Financial Aid pagelet in MySlice is designed to keep you apprised of your financial aid status, display your awards, and notify you of any requirements that are still outstanding. Plan to routinely check your To Do List to make sure you have fulfilled filing requirements.
Federal Work-Study, Outside Scholarships, Online Aid Application
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is by request only and funds are limited. Federal Work-Study requests, outside scholarship notification, changes to course load or loan amount need to be submitted via the Online Aid Application.
Use IRS Information for FAFSA
Students and parents who have completed their federal tax return may load their IRS data into the FAFSA. An FSA user ID must be set up to authorize the IRS to transfer information to the FAFSA. A new window will open from the FAFSA “Student/Parent Tax Information” web page. Follow the on-screen instructions. An applicant who transfers the data unmodified may reduce the likelihood that their FAFSA will be selected for verification.
What does it mean if I am selected for Verification?
Verification is a federal aid eligibility requirement that involves the student/parent to verify elements into the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office must verify the content on the FAFSA is accurate in order for a student to receive federal, state, and institutional aid.
Reasons for being selected for verification include: being randomly chosen, the FAFSA was incomplete, the FAFSA contains estimated information, or the data provided on the FAFSA is inconsistent.
If you are selected for verification, a “To Do” item will be posted to your Myslice account. Submit the required documents as requested. Items not completed or verified will make a student ineligible for aid. A student should check this list prior to each term and intermittently throughout the semester. Contact your Financial Aid Office if you have any questions.