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In order to be considered for financial aid from the Federal Title IV programs, students must meet basic eligibility requirements which can be viewed here.

Please review the following document from the U.S. Department of Education for specific eligibility details:

The Guide to Federal Student Aid

The federal financial aid application process begins with the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


The data retrieval tool on the FAFSA website is unavailable for an undetermined period of time.


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.

Academic Year Tax Year Submit FAFSA as early as
2016-2017 2015 1/1/16
2017-2018 2015 10/1/16
2018-2019 2016 10/1/17

 The priority deadline is February 15th 

In order to be considered for certain need-based federal financial aid (Federal Work Study, Federal SEOG) students must complete their FAFSA by the priority filing deadline. 

Recommended Steps Prior to Completing the FAFSA

  • Apply for a federal ID:  The student and one parent, if the student is a dependent student, should apply for a federal ID. The ID application can be found at


What happens next?

Click here or the clock to view the Financial Aid Timeline


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