The Federal Application For Student Aid gathers information about your financial resources and your family's resources.
Once you've submitted your application, the federal aid processing center uses a congressionally mandated formula to determine your expected family contribution, the amount you and your family should be able to afford to contribute toward college expenses. The center sends your EFC to the colleges you indicate on your FAFSA.
Use the link below to the U.S. Department of Education Web site to complete your FAFSA online.
Our best advice:
Begin early! Submit your FAFSA starting October 1.
The financial aid process all starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. File the FAFSA as early as possible — October 1 is the earliest day you can file for the fall academic term.
Don't worry about tax returns!
You don't have to wait until your tax returns are complete to file your FAFSA. It is better to file early with estimates than to wait for exact figures.
Remember: Everyone's eligible!
Many families tell our financial aid staff that they haven't filed a FAFSA because they feel they won't qualify. The truth is, everyone who files the FAFSA — everyone — is eligible to receive some form of financial aid, whether it's student employment or low-interest loans. We can't offer anything other than merit-based scholarships to students who don't file the FAFSA. It's worth the effort.
Our school code
Be sure to include Marquette's federal school code, 003863, on your FAFSA.
Submit your FAFSA online!
Use the link below to the U.S. Department of Education website to complete your FAFSA online. Marquette's federal school code is 003863.
Need more help with your FAFSA?
For step-by-step instructions about filing your FAFSA, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.