Applying for Federal Aid

All students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 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 Your Education- The Guide to Federal Student Aid for specific eligibility details.

Guide to Federal Student Aid

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 FSA ID (Username & Password): Go to fsaid.