Complete the FAFSA

The FAFSA is the application for all formats of federal aid and should be completed online each year beginning in January. 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.

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.