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File a FAFSA

The FAFSA is the only required application for financial aid at the University of Portland. 

The FAFSA for the 2017-18 academic year was available on October 1, 2016. This is a change to the application timeline. Please plan to file your FAFSA earlier for the 2017-18 year. If you have not yet filed a FAFSA for the 2017-18 year, you should file as soon as possible.

Below is a collection of resources is intended to help you successfully complete the FAFSA.



  • How to Create an FSA ID - This tutorial will help you create your FSA ID. You will use this ID to sign your FAFSA, apply for loans, and complete other requirements throughout the process.
  • Federal Student Aid YouTube Channel - Find videos and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.
  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Video - This video will guide you through transferring your tax information from the IRS to your FAFSA. We strongly encourage all families to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if possible. Thanks to UCSB for sharing this video!