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Please note: The FAFSA for academic year 2024-25 will open in December 2023. We will update this page with a specific date once it is announced by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to apply for federal financial aid including grants, work-study, and loans and is used by most schools and scholarship providers to award non-federal aid. The application is free – you should never pay to apply for federal financial aid.

RSU uses your FAFSA information to award all state, federal, athletic and institutional aid. You must complete a FAFSA each year to receive financial aid, unless you are considered federally ineligible (i.e. not a U.S. citizen). Be aware of all deadlines.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

 

FAFSA Helpful Tips & Tools

The federal government regulates the application process for students seeking aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed in order to qualify for any financial assistance.