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.  

For the 2022-23 school year, please make sure the federal government receives your FAFSA submission no later than March 1, 2022 to be considered an on-time financial aid applicant.  FAFSA’s can be submitted as early as October 1, 2021.

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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