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Applying for aid

File the FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to apply for financial aid. This includes grants, loans and work-study programs. Coming to WSU? Use our federal school code on the FAFSA - 002329.

Join us for FAFSA Friday - free assistance with filing the FAFSA

Step 1: Have your tax return and income information available when you file the FAFSA

Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import your information from the IRS is the easiest and most accurate way to file.

Income and tax information is required on the FAFSA.

School year When to file the FAFSA Which income/tax year
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023 2020
July 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024 October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2024 2021

Step 2: Create an FSA ID

  • To file and electronically sign your FAFSA, you will be asked to create an FSA ID.

Step 3: File your FAFSA

  • The FAFSA is available at studentaid.gov/fafsa.
  • State of Michigan 2023-24 FAFSA deadline: March 1, 2023
  • Incoming first-year undergraduate priority deadline: December 1, 2022
  • File early to be considered for all available resources

Step 4: Follow up

  • Follow-up at the school you will be attending to see if there are other documents to submit
  • Complete all the requirements in advance, so your aid is ready for you in the fall

FAFSA help

Help with the FAFSA is available by phone at 800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243). Online support is also available via chat or email from the Federal Student Aid Information Center.


Preparing for school

Federal Student Aid resources


Attending Wayne State University


For high school counselors

Financial aid information for high school counselors and advisors: