To get started with APU financial aid, students (and parents or spouse, if applicable) should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA is required to qualify for federal grants and loans, and is used to help determine scholarships and grants from APU. Some families are required to verify certain information provided on the FAFSA before our financial aid office can determine your eligibility.
The FAFSA is available starting October 1st for the following academic year. For example, it’s available October 2019 for classes that start Fall 2020. Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov several months before classes begin according to school-published deadlines. When prompted, use our school code:
APU’s FAFSA Code: 001061
Our financial aid office should receive the results of your FAFSA within three business days. You will also receive a summary of your information in your Student Aid Report. Some applications are selected for “Verification” – please see that section below.
It is important for you to check your APU email regularly. APU student email is our official communication link with all students. Examples of communications include:
- Request for verification documents
- Award letter
- “To do” items to complete your financial aid – otherwise it will not process
- Eligibility notices
- Additional scholarship opportunities
About one-third of FAFSAs are selected for a review process known as “verification.” Our financial aid office will let you know by email if you are selected for verification. If selected, you (and parents or spouse, if applicable) will need to provide documentation that supports your answers on the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for federal student aid. It is important that you respond in within the timeframe requested to receive a financial aid award. Verification forms are found below.
For help in filling out the FAFSA, go here or call 1-800-433-3243. TTY users (for the hearing impaired) may call 1-800-730-8913.
To obtain an IRS tax data go here or visit your local IRS office to request data in person.