Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA on the Web

Students should always file the FAFSA online. This is the fastest, most secure, and easiest way to apply for federal student aid. Paper applications are still available but will take significantly longer to process.

It is also recommended that students and their parent(s) take advantage of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool embedded in the FAFSA on the Web process. Transferring tax data directly from the IRS to your FAFSA will eliminate the need to verify your tax information later and reduce the amount of time required to file the FAFSA.

The St. Thomas FAFSA priority filing dates for prospective students are as follows:

  • Early Action - Dec. 1
  • Regular Decision - Feb. 15

It is in the applicant's best interest to file the FAFSA by the priority filing date for their chosen admission track so that we can provide a comprehensive financial aid notice as soon as possible. However, we will process an student's FAFSA whenever it is received and provide results as soon we can.

Paper FAFSA

The U.S. Dept. of Education strongly encourages applicants to file electronically. Paper applications are no longer made available to schools, but students can download a paper FAFSA by selecting "FAFSA Filing Options" on the FAFSA homepage.