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.

Please Note: The 2015-2016 FAFSA is not available until January 1, 2015.

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

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

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

The PIN - (Personal Identification Number)

Most government forms can be completed online. If you wish to complete the FAFSA online, you must first obtain a PIN (Personal Identification Number). This serves as a digital "signature" in place of a handwritten signature. In addition, if you are a dependent student, one of your parents must also obtain a PIN.

You may obtain a PIN at

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