Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Anyone interested in receiving federal grants, work study, loans or Liberty University scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Liberty is encouraging all 2017-2018 students to take advantage of the "Early FAFSA" which was made available on October 1, 2016 - three months sooner than the traditional FAFSA. The application is easier to complete than ever, because the Early FAFSA uses already filed tax data to determine aid eligibility.


  • Complete the FAFSA online to determine eligibility for federal and some 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 may apply for your FSA ID here, and if you need assistance, check out the U.S. Department of Education’s FSA ID Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if eligible to save time with submitting information.
  • Add Liberty’s school code (010392) on your FAFSA. 
  • Liberty’s FAFSA priority deadline is January 15 for the Fall semester beginning with the 2017-2018 year and October 1 for the Spring 2017 semester.  We recommend that you renew your FAFSA no less than four months before you intend to start classes. 
  • If you are selected for Verification, all requested documents must be submitted and received before Liberty will review the account. Submit all documentation requested as soon as possible to prevent a delay in your aid processing or a loss of your aid eligibility.
  • Click here to read the FAFSA and Verification Q&A!
  • Once you apply for admission to Liberty University and create your Liberty username and password, you’ll have access to your Liberty email account and your ASIST account. Be sure to check your Liberty email and ASIST account often; this is how the Financial Aid Office will communicate with you.