Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA

Submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for federal grants, work study, loans, or Liberty University scholarships. It's your first step to financial aid.

Take advantage of the "Early FAFSA," beginning with the 2017-18 school year. It is available three months sooner than the traditional FAFSA, and uses already filed tax data to determine aid eligibility, making it easier than ever.
 

 

What you need to do

  • Complete the FAFSA online to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid. All U.S. citizens (and eligible non-citizens) are required to complete the FAFSA each school year.
  • Create a Federal Student ID (FSA ID) to log in and sign your completed FAFSA. 
  • You will need to input income information onto your FAFSA for the applicable aid year. This can be done manually by referring to your I.R.S. Tax Return Transcript or by downloading the information directly onto the FAFSA using the I.R.S. Data Retrieval Tool (only available for the 2018-19 FAFSA).

Tips & Info

  • Add Liberty’s school code (010392) on your FAFSA. 
  • FAFSA priority deadlines:
    • Fall Semester: January 15
    • Spring Semester: October 1
    • We recommend that you renew your FAFSA annually at least four months before you start classes. 
  • If you are selected for Verification (the process of confirming the accuracy of information reported on your FAFSA with the Department of Education), all requested documents must be submitted and received before we will review your account. Submit all documentation requested as soon as possible to prevent a delay in your aid processing or a loss of your aid eligibility. Check out our Verification video for more information about this process.
  • We will communicate with you through your Liberty email account and your ASIST account, so be sure to check these accounts often.

IRS Tax Return Transcript

We may request your IRS Transcript if you filed an amended tax return or if there is conflicting information in your file.

  • If you have had any amendments made to your tax information, you will also need to submit a copy of the signed and completed IRS Form 1040X that was submitted to the IRS.

Updating your FAFSA

Log into your account at https://fafsa.ed.gov and select the option to make a correction.