FAFSA 2021-2022

To be considered for all available need-based financial aid and scholarships, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted each year. The 2021–2022 FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2020, which provides the following benefits:

Early availability: Early FAFSA submission gives students more time to assess their financial need and make informed decisions. Students may file the FAFSA at a later date, however they risk losing consideration for some awards. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA by the dates listed below.

2021–2022 FAFSA Deadlines
Student Type Deadline
Incoming First-Year

Priority I Deadline - December 1, 2020
Priority II Deadline - February 1, 2021

Returning, Regional, Transfer, and Graduate

February 1, 2021

Using income and tax Information already available: The 2021–2022 FAFSA allows students and/or parents to report their 2019 income information, which eliminates delays and using income estimates.

FAFSA Submission Details
Terms of Enrollment FAFSA to Submit Tax Year & Income Information Date to Submit FAFSA
Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021



Starting October 1, 2019
Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 2022



Starting October 1, 2020

Transfer Your Tax Data Directly to Your FAFSA

Miami University recommends using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import tax data directly into the FAFSA application. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) is available to most tax filers and is the easiest way to provide accurate tax information. If you believe that your tax data from 2019 is not an accurate representation of your current financial status, please contact the One Stop.

Additional FAFSA Links & Information

  • Students who do not have a FSA ID will need to create a FSA ID to complete the FAFSA. In addition, students and/or parents will need the FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA.
  • If you have already submitted a FAFSA to another college, you will need to add our federal school code to the FAFSA in the School Selection section of the application. Miami University’s Federal School Code is 003077.
  • How to Fill Out the FAFSA
  • Tips on completing the FAFSA