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What is the FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which could allow you to receive Federal, State, and Institutional (University) Financial Aid. Students must apply for FAFSA annually.

When can the FAFSA be filed?
You can start filing the FAFSA on October 1, 2016 for the 2017-2018 academic year. The priority deadline for the Stevenson FAFSA is February 15, 2017. The Maryland State deadline is March 1, 2017.

Where can I file the FAFSA?
You can file a FAFSA online at
For more information and help completing your FAFSA, contact Stevenson University's Financial Aid Office at or by calling 443-334-3200.

Who should file the FAFSA?
All students are encouraged to apply including prospective, new, returning, undergraduate, and graduate students. Dependent students will use parent information to complete the FAFSA, and the parent will be required to sign the document upon completion.

Why should the FAFSA be filed?
In order to be eligible for any of these types of financial aid, FAFSA needs to be submitted annually or once a year. Federal aid includes grants, loans, and work-study while State aid includes grant and legislative scholarships.

Here are a few resources to help with filing your FAFSA application.

  1. General information from Department of Education:
  2. Apply in advance for a Federal Student Aid ID to use to sign the online application at :
  3. Keep in mind that 2016-2017 FAFSA is based off of 2015 tax information. It is okay to estimate with 2014 tax info and then go back later and update with IRS Data Retrieval after taxes filed.

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