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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 2018-2019 academic year was available on October 1, 2017. This is a change to the application timeline. If you have not yet filed a FAFSA for the 2018-19 year, it is not to late to do so but you should file as soon as possible.

The FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year will be available on October 1, 2018.

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!