The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The U.S. Department of Education offers a free online application process for your convenience. Be sure you select the correct FAFSA year for the school year you will attend Thomas University. Each school year at TU begins fall term in August.
Before completing the FAFSA make sure to:
- For the Spring 2018 Summer 2018, students will need to complete the 2017/18 FAFSA. For the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, students will need to complete the 2018/19 FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will remain unavailable until the start of the next FAFSA season.
To fill out a FAFSA, you can manually input your tax information. Remember, if you’re filling out the 2017-18 FAFSA form, your 2015 tax information is required (not 2016).
2. Once completed, you will receive notification by mail and/or email from the Department of Education confirming your application has been received, processed, and notifying you if you are selected for verification. If selected, additional forms and processes are necessary process your funds. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (229) 584-2460 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The FAFSA for the 2017/2018 school year which begins Fall 2017 is open now.
NEW! The FAFSA for the 2018/2019 school year which begins Fall 2018 will be available soon on October 1, 2017. Learn more about Early FAFSA.
Applying isn’t the last step; your FAFSA has to be processed, and then you get an Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which TU will use to figure out how much aid you can get
FAFSA Verification | What to do if your FAFSA is selected for verification.
Admission to the University is required before your financial aid eligibility can be determined.