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 FAFSA becomes available on October 1 each year, 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.

Using income and tax Information already available: The FAFSA allows students and/or parents to report their income information from two years prior, which eliminates delays and using income estimates.

FAFSA Submission Details
Terms of Enrollment FAFSA to Submit Tax Year & Income Information Deadline to Submit FAFSA
Fall 2021
Winter 2022
Spring 2022
Summer 2022



Incoming First Year
Priority I - December 1, 2020
Priority II - February 1, 2021

Returning, Regional, Transfer, and Graduate
February 1, 2021

Fall 2022
Winter 2023
Spring 2023
Summer 2023



Incoming First Year
Priority I - December 1, 2021
Priority II - February 1, 2022

Returning, Regional, Transfer, and Graduate
February 1, 2022

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 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