Start Your 2024–2025 FAFSA Form 

Start your 2024–2025 FAFSA Form today! To begin, both you and your parent need to Create a StudentAid.Gov Account. If your parent does not have a Social Security Number (SSN) they can still create an account to complete their portion of the FAFSA. Find directions on how to complete this process here.


Timeline for 2024-25 Packaging

March-April: The Department of Education releases FAFSA data gradually in batches to SCSU.

  • Beginning the first half of April, students can make corrections to their 2024-25 FAFSA

April-May: SCSU will process FAFSA data and complete system testing.

Late May-July: Student notifications regarding additional information requests and financial aid offer letters.

To ensure you have the strongest consideration for financial aid, complete your 2024-25 FAFSA as soon as possible, so your information is on file once SCSU begins processing.

If you have completed your 2024-2025 FAFSA, go to the application and confirm it has been processed. If processed, you should be able to see your Student Aid Index and if you are Pell Grant eligible.

Federal Student Aid Estimator

The Department of Education will begin to send schools Student FAFSAs at the end of January. St. Cloud State University anticipates requests for additional information to go out at the end of February or early March. St. Cloud State University will send all notifications to your SCSU student email so be sure to check it periodically.

Check out the new Federal Student Aid Estimator provided by the Department of Education. It can help you understand your potential options for paying for college by providing you an estimate of how much federal student aid you may be eligible for. This is an estimate tool and does not guarantee you will be eligible for these funds. Eligibility depends on the completion of the 2024-2025 FAFSA.