Submitting a FAFSA

You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for all federal student and parent loan programs, need-based grants, the Federal Work-study program, and some need-based scholarships. Several federal loan programs do not require students or families to demonstrate any financial need, but still require FAFSA data.  Follow the instructions below.  Then apply online at

FAFSA Requirements

2018-19 FAFSA Deadlines

This FAFSA became available on 10/1/2017.

2018-19 FAFSA Deadlines New TU Students Returning TU Students
Recommended Filing Deadline As early as possible. By Halloween (10/31/17)
Priority Deadline for TU Aid 1/17/2018 1/17/2018
MHEC Aid Deadline 3/1/2018 3/1/2018


  • Please file your FAFSA by the “Recommended Deadline” to allow extra time to resolve problems and submit additional documents.


  • For Priority consideration for TU grants and work-study funds, you must submit your FAFSA by TU's Priority Deadline (1/17/2018).
  • The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) offers many aid programs for Maryland residents. To apply for many of these aid programs, you must submit your FAFSA by 3/1/2018.
  • Because the 2018-19 FAFSA requires data from your 2016 tax returns, all the data you need is already available.

2017-18 FAFSA Deadlines

  • Late applicants can still submit a 2017-18 FAFSA to apply for federal loans and Federal Pell Grants.
  • To avoid late fees and other payment penalties, apply NOW!
  • You must apply for Fall 2017 aid by 11/15/17 and for Spring 2018 aid by 4/15/18.

FAFSA Instructions

1) Submit your FAFSA

  • Apply online at
  • TU's FAFSA Code is 002099.
  • (If you already applied, but didn't list TU's code, return to to add it.)


Please use the FAFSA's IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically upload your federal tax return data to your FAFSA.  This great tool reduces errors and requests for additional documentation by automatically answering many of the FAFSA questions for you.

3) Confirm your FAFSA Submission

Several days after you submit your FAFSA:

  • Return to
  • Confirm that your FAFSA was processed.
  • Make sure that your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is not blank.
  • Review all comments and the accuracy of your data.

4) Submit additional Documentation to TU

  • After we receive your FAFSA, we may need to request additional documents from you.
  • To receive these requests, you must check your TU email and your TU Online Services To-Do List.
  • For new students, we can prepare a tentative aid offer before you submit your documentation.
  • For returning TU students, you must submit all required documents before we can offer you aid.

FAFSA Help Services


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