Complete your FAFSA
The FAFSA opened on October 1st! The FAFSA will use federal income tax data from two years prior to the application year, rather than the immediately previous year. This is a permanent change to the FAFSA.
|Attending College (School Year)||Can Submit A FAFSA From:||Which Year's Income Information Is Required|
|July 1, 2018–June 30, 2019||October 1, 2017–June 30, 2019||2016|
|July 1, 2019–June 30-2020||October 1, 2018–June 30, 2020||2017|
|July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021||October 1, 2019–June 30, 2021||2018|
|July 1, 2021–June 30-2022||October 1, 2020–June 30, 2022||2019|
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for most types of financial aid processed through our office. Students should complete the FAFSA before April 15th each year to be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid. Completing the FAFSA late can cause delays in financial aid processing and, since some awards are limited, may limit the financial aid a student will receive.
IU South Bend School Code: 001816
There are 2 options for retrieving tax information.
You may transfer tax information directly to your financial aid application using the IRS Data Retrieval option within the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Selecting this option will streamline and expedite the processing of your financial aid application.
You may use the IRS Data Retrieval option if you:
- Have filed a federal tax return with the IRS (1-2 weeks before completing the FAFSA for electronic tax return. 6-8 weeks for paper tax returns).
- Have a valid social security number
- Have an FSA ID
You will be unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval option if:
- You are married and did not file a joint return
- You filed an amended return
- You filed a foreign tax return
Remember, the IU South Bend priority date is March 1st and State of Indiana FAFSA priority date has been extended to April 15th.