FAFSA 2020-2021

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 2020–2021 FAFSA becomes available on October 1, 2019, 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.

2020–2021 FAFSA Deadlines
Student Type Deadline
Incoming First-Year

Priority I Deadline - December 1, 2019
Priority II Deadline - February 1, 2020

Returning, Regional, Transfer, and Graduate

February 1, 2020

Using income and tax Information already available: The 2020–2021 FAFSA allows students and/or parents to report their 2018 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 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020, Summer 2020

2019–2020

2017

Starting October 1, 2018
Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

2020–2021

2018

Starting October 1, 2019


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 2018 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