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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

LSSU School Code: 002293

For priority consideration, your FAFSA must be received by March 1st.  Late applicants will be considered for aid, but some funds may not be available. Students must be admitted with degree-seeking status.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the only application required and accepted by LSSU to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. The information you provide in the FAFSA form is kept strictly confidential. You may file a printed version of the FAFSA or file electronically using FAFSA on the Web.

Completing FAFSA on the Web

To complete the FAFSA electronically:

  1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. Click on Start A New FAFSA.
  3. Enter your FSA ID.
  4. Make sure you're completing for the correct year.
  5. Click on Start!

To obtain the printed version of the FAFSA, you may contact your high school guidance office, a college financial aid office, or the LSSU Financial Aid Office.

Instructions and tips on filing the FAFSA are available from the federal government and the LSSU Financial Aid Office.

Completing the Renewal FAFSA

In order to be reviewed for federal student aid for each school year, you must complete a FAFSA. If you submitted a FAFSA last year and you are eligible to complete a Renewal FAFSA, you may choose to have most of the questions pre-filled with the information you previously provided. Simply updating the information for the new school year on a Renewal FAFSA may be faster. However, the Renewal FAFSA is available solely for your convenience. You will be asked to update the answers to income, asset, and tax questions. You must also update any information that has changed since last year. If you prefer to start fresh with a new FAFSA, you are free to do so.

To Reapply via FAFSA on the Web:

  1. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. Click on Login.
  3. Enter your FSA ID.
  4. Click on FAFSA Renewal. (Make sure you have the correct aid year selected.)


Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) if you have questions about what information you need to report on the FAFSA or if you are having issues with your FSA ID. You may also contact the LSSU Financial Aid Office at 1-888-800-LSSU ext. 2678.

What Happens Next?

Shortly after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Department of Education. This report will show your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and your Federal Pell Grant eligibility. After reviewing these forms for accuracy, you may keep the SAR with your records. We will receive the same information electronically, determine your eligibility, and send you an award notification of what types of aid you are eligible to receive to attend LSSU, along with detailed information explaining the financial aid process at LSSU.

Checking the status of your FAFSA

You can check the status of your FAFSA immediately after submitting it online. You can check the status of a paper FAFSA after it has been processed (roughly 7-10 days from the date mailed).

To check the status of your FAFSA:

  • Go to the FAFSA on the Web home page and click Login, or
  • Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

If your FAFSA is still being processed, we recommend that you wait a few days before checking the status again.

Make FAFSA Corrections

If you need to make a correction to your FAFSA:

  1. Go to FAFSA on the Web and click on Login.
  2. Enter your FSA ID.
  3. Enter your "Save Key"
  4. Click on the link "Make FAFSA Corrections."
  5. Make your updates and then sign and submit your FAFSA again.

Once your correction is submitted and you receive a confirmation number, the correction will be processed in 3-5 days.