Complete your FAFSA
If you need help completing your FAFSA...
Contact the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
The FAFSA opens on October 1st. The FAFSA will use federal income tax data from two years prior to the application year.
|Attending college (school year)||Can submit a FAFSA from||Which year's income information is required|
|July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022||October 1, 2020–June 30, 2022||2019|
|July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023||October 1, 2021–June 30, 2023||2020|
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
Transferring your tax information
You may transfer tax information directly to your financial aid application using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Using this tool will streamline and expedite the processing of your financial aid application.
You may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool if all apply to you and/or your parents:
- 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 Tool if you and/or your parents:
- Are married and did not file a joint return
- Filed an amended return
- Filed a foreign tax return
Remember, the State of Indiana FAFSA filing deadline is April 15th to determine eligibility for the Frank O'Bannon or 21st Century.