Student and Academic Life

New Tools Available to Ease Upcoming FAFSA Process

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2018) —For students to determine eligibility for federal financial aid, the new 2019-2020 Free Application For Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) form is now available at https://fafsa.ed.gov. To complete this form, applicants will use 2017 tax information.

The University of Kentucky Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships stresses that it is important for students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible because some financial aid is awarded based on the initial FAFSA filing date. Fortunately, new ways to access and complete your FAFSA will make this task a less daunting one. 

This year, students and parents now have two ways to complete the FAFSA form; a redesigned website and a mobile app, MyStudentAid. These two improvements make it easier for students and parents to access the FAFSA form on the device that works best for them.

The MyStudentAid app is available for download at the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). The mobile app will provide the following functionality:

myFAFSA: complete the FAFSA safely and securely from your mobile device

Profile: edit/manage an FSA ID

myFederalLoans: view federal student loan and aid history

Studentaid.gov: access FSA’s signature source of information on student financial aid products, processes and services

Contact Us: contact information for FSA’s contact centers

Along with the new mobile app that eases the application process, applicants are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that is available through the online FAFSA to help complete the form quicker. 

If parents or students have any technical questions about the application process call the FAFSA Help Line at 1(800)433-3243, or contact the office of Student Financial Aide and Scholarship. Their office can be reached using the information available at https://www.uky.edu/financialaid/contactus. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships strives to provide a student-oriented approach in the administration of financial aid programs by being responsive to the needs of students, their families, and other constituents.

The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is located in the Funkhouser Building. For more information on their services visit their website.

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