Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA is the application for all formats of federal aid and should be completed online each year. The FAFSA is available beginning October 1st for the following year. It is very important that you file your federal tax return early so that you can utilize the IRS Data Retrieval when you file the FAFSA. If you do not use IRS Data Retrieval and/or you estimate your income information, you are more likely to be selected for verification which will delay your application. Our office receives the results of your application electronically.

For step-by-step instructions on how to file your 2021-2022 FAFSA that became available October 1st, 2020, please see the video below. This FAFSA will be used for the fall 2021, spring 2022, and summer 2022 terms. Closed-captioning is available. 

For general information regarding the FAFSA, please see below.

What happens after I file the FAFSA?

After you file your FAFSA, the federal processor will send you a confirmation email. You should expect to receive the email one to two weeks after you file. Pay careful attention to the instructions they provide. If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Process, you will be instructed to do so via the FAFSA corrections process. If The University of North Alabama is listed as the school to receive your information (our school code is 001016), we will receive your results electronically. This data provides a detailed analysis of the financial information you reported and the data needed to determine your eligibility for financial assistance. It is possible that additional documentation will be required prior to receiving a federal student aid package. We will contact you via your UNA email address if additional information is needed.