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All students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The deadline for submission for new students is April 1st . When completing the FAFSA do not include parental information, unless you are applying for any campus-based funds, such as the Tuition Waiver Grant for Disadvantaged Students (DW)  or the Health Professional Loan. Parent information will be used only for consideration in awarding campus-based funds.

In order to be considered for financial aid from the Federal Title IV programs, students must meet basic eligibility requirements. Please review the U.S. Department of Education's Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid for specific eligibility details.

The federal financial aid application process begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

In order for us to receive a copy of your FAFSA results, you must include the Stony Brook University federal school code 002838 when completing your FAFSA.

Recommended Steps Prior to Completing the FAFSA

  • Apply for a federal PIN (Personal Identification Number): The student and one parent, if the student is a dependent student, should apply for a federal PIN. The PIN application can be found at http://www.pin.ed.gov.
  • Print a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet: The worksheet allows you to read and complete the questions before entering your information online.