FAFSA Renewal Information
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web is an internet-based version of the paper FAFSA. The government and Colleges and Universities use this form to determine your eligibility for federal aid, which includes grants, scholarships, work-study and loans.
*How do I fill it out?
Visit fafsa.gov and click “Start A New FAFSA” to get started.Print a completed FAFSA
for your records when you are done! Click “Print” before you click the “Submit” button at the end of your on-line FAFSA.
*Can I save my FAFSA on the Web?
Yes! To do so, you must remember the password that you enter at the beginning of your application. If you forget it, you cannot look it up. You will have to start over.
To save your FAFSA application online, click the “Save” button at the bottom of each step. Your information will be saved for 45 days.
*What if I filed the FAFSA last year; is there a renewal process?
If you applied for 2012-2013 financial aid, you should receive a reminder directly from the Federal Processing Center. The e-mail will remind you that, with your PIN (read more on PIN below), you can reapply for aid on the Web beginning on January 1, 2013 by going to fafsa.gov. There is no longer a separate Renewal FAFSA form; if you are a renewal eligible student, you will be asked if you would like the processor to ‘pre-fill’ the application with data from the previous year.
*Is there a deadline for filing the FAFSA?
YES, the UNH deadline for the FAFSA to be received by the Federal Processing Center is MARCH 1, 2013.
*What is a PIN?
The personal identification number (PIN) is the code that the U.S. Department of Education uses to identify you on-line. A PIN allows you to :
- Electronically sign your FAFSA or FAFSA Corrections on the Web;
- View the status and results of a processed application on the FAFSA on the Web site;
- Access your Federal Student Financial Assistance information on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) Web Site.
*How do I get a PIN? ;
Students and parents can visit pin.ed.gov and click on “Apply For Pin”. You can choose to receive your PIN displayed on your screen, sent via e-mail or regular mail. You must submit your name, date of birth and social security number to receive a PIN.
*What if I can’t remember my PIN?
If you have previously been assigned a PIN # and don’t remember what it is, you may go to pin.ed.gov and Request a Duplicate Pin.
By completing FAFSA on the Web, you will:
Allow the Federal Processor to do a “final check” for your information and alert you of any mistakes
Receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) in 3-5 days (if you include your e-mail address)
Get your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) information