The first step in the financial assistance application process is completion of the FAFSA. Click here to access FAFSA. The FAFSA collects information that will be analyzed for use by Francis Marion University's Office of Financial Assistance to determine the types of assistance for which you qualify. It is highly recommended that you and your parent(s) apply for a FSA ID before completing your FAFSA. FMU's Title IV School Code is 009226.
The FAFSA must be completed for every academic year that you want assistance. Each academic year begins in the fall and ends in the summer. For example, the 2016-2017 FAFSA are for the Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 terms at Francis Marion University.
You Tube 'FAFSA and FSA ID Tips for Parents': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdaGZASwjZU
FAFSA allows you to enter the FAFSA information into the program and transmit the information directly to the U.S. Department of Education. You and your parents will sign the FAFSA with the FSA ID. If you or your parent do not have a FSA ID, save your FAFSA and complete the FSA ID application. Once you and your parents receive your FSA ID, go back into your saved FAFSA and sign with the FSA IDs. Signing with FSA IDs saves 2 - 3 weeks processing time.
You Tube 'How To Create an FSA ID: https://www.youtube.com/user/FederalStudentAid
An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) at fafsa.gov.
If you are a parent of dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID to sign your child's FAFSA electronically.