Complete a FAFSA
Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is the first step toward getting federal aid for college, career school, or graduate school.
To apply for federal student aid, you need to complete the FAFSA® or Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year.
We have provided several recommended videos created by the Department of Education that give a great overview of the FAFSA.
New Mobile-Friendly FAFSA
To fill out your FAFSA using a mobile device please download the U.S. Department of Education myStudentAid app. The desktop version is still available.
The 2021–2022 FAFSA was made available 1 October 2020. This FAFSA is for students who will attend in one or all of these terms:
- Fall 2021
- Spring 2022
- Summer 2022
If you will be a new student in the Summer 2021 term and you have not completed a FAFSA yet, you will need to fill out the 2020–2021 FAFSA
The 2020–2021 FAFSA was made available 1 October 2019. This FAFSA is for students who will attend in one or all of these terms:
- Fall 2020
- Spring 2021
- Summer 2021
Tennessee Tech's School Code for your FAFSA is 003523
Fill Out the FAFSA (it's free) online ASAP!
Tax Return Transcript from the IRS
If you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool from within your FAFSA and you need to provide us with a copy of an IRS Tax Return Transcript, here is a link to the IRS that can help you: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript
Beware of Scams
Students and parents need to be aware of financial aid scams that take place throughout the year. A family should be extremely wary of any company that charges money in order to process a financial aid application for you. Remember that the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a FREE application. Neither the US Department of Education nor Tennessee Technological University works with any company or organization that would require a family to pay to apply for federal financial aid.
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