The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application used to determine your eligibility for federal and state financial aid.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents should complete a FAFSA each year they are enrolled at least part-time at Drexel.
The Department of Education typically takes 3–5 business days to fully process your FAFSA once you have submitted a complete application. Once your FAFSA is fully processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that will indicate any issues with your application and your potential next steps. If there are any errors or issues that you need to resolve, you will need to follow the instructions listed on the SAR to correct them. Your Student Aid Report will also include your expected family contribution as calculated by the Department of Education.
The information that is reported on your SAR is also sent to the schools you listed on your FAFSA. Drexel University should receive your FAFSA data at the same time you receive your SAR.
In order to be considered for most types of financial aid programs, domestic students must complete the FAFSA by the deadlines listed below:
|New Freshman Applicants
|New Transfer Applicants
||* One month prior to start of term (recommended)
|New Graduate Applicants