Step 1 - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the form that you will need to complete in order to apply for Federal and State financial assistance.

Students applying for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Please Note: The 2016-2017 FAFSA is not available until January 1, 2016.


To complete the FAFSA on-line or for practice worksheets, go to

You will need to create a FSA Username and Password to complete the FAFSA.  For step by step instructions on how to create a FSA ID Username and Password please click on the instructions.

  • Villanova's College Code number for FAFSA is 003388.
  • The deadline to submit the FAFSA is February 7th for Prospective Freshmen, November 1st for Spring Transfers and April 30th for returning undergraduates.
  • Check the Key Dates Calendar for the deadlines.


***As of May 10, 2015, FAFSA is replacing the 4 Digit PIN with a FSA ID Username and Password for security purposes and to simplify and streamline the application process.  You can view more information regarding these changes by clicking here.


For further FAFSA information, contact:
Federal Student Aid Information Center
P.O. Box 84
Washington, DC 20044-0084