There continues to be problems with students and parents being able to file the 2024-25 FAFSA at In some cases, these challenges are preventing an application from being submitted at all. If you are experiencing problems in completing the FAFSA, please be persistent. Federal Student Aid (FSA) is continuously working on the application to resolve errors in the on-line form.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applies to all forms of federal and state aid, as well as institutional grant aid.  Additional applications may be needed for other programs.  To learn more about the individual application requirements review the programs below.  

The 2024-2025 FAFSA can now be completed at  JMU’s FAFSA Priority Filing Date for 2024-25 is March 1, 2024, which means the FAFSA should be processed by the government no later than that date to be considered “on-time” at JMU though this is not a hard deadline and a FAFSA can and should be completed after this date. 

We will offer awards as long as funds remain available to applicants who submit the FAFSA before or after March 1, 2024. 

Please be sure to add JMU's school code to your list of schools while applying for your FAFSA - 003721.

If you think you might not be eligible to fill out a FAFSA and are a Virginia Resident, see our VASA Application page for more information about how you might be able to receive state aid.  

Federal Student Aid launched the Federal Student Aid Estimator, a free tool that can help you understand your options to pay for college or career school by providing an early estimate of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and eligibility for federal student aid.  Please keep in mind that this is only an estimate and not a guarantee of any aid that you might be offered.

Applying for Financial Aid Overview
How to Create an FSA ID
FAFSA Priority Filing
IRS Data Retrieval Tool

How Much Aid Will You Need?

What Type Of Aid Would You Like To Apply For?

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