FAFSA Frenzy

Students are able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA starting October 1, 2016!

One-on-one assistance from professional staff for existing college students, high school seniors and parents to submit FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for any college or university before the priority deadline. This help is offered without appointment on a first-come-first-served basis and there is NO cost (free service). Check out all of our events below.

Call The Office of Access and Diversity with any questions: 801-626-7006

What is FAFSA?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is filled out during your senior year in high school and each year in college after that. This is how you apply for all federal and most state financial aid, including Pell grants, work study and federal student loans.

Get Help Completing Your FAFSA

Weber State University

School Date Time Location
WSU Davis - State GEAR UP First Saturday of every month (Spring Semester) 9 a.m. to Noon D2 Room 308
WSU Ogden - Center for Multicultural Excellence Every Friday (Spring Semester) 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Student Services Suite 150

High Schools

School Date Time
Fremont High February 22, 2017 5 to 8 p.m.
Northridge High February 27, 2017 3 to 6:30 p.m.
Roy High School February 22, 2017 5 to 7 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Student's Social Security card or permanent resident/alien registration card
  • Student's W-2 forms and tax information for 2015 (if applicable)
  • Parent(s)' or spouse's W-2 forms and tax information for 2015
  • Parent(s)' or spouse's birth dates
  • Parent(s)' date of marriage, separation, or divorce (if applicable)

Dream Weber

To find out if you are eligible for the Dream Weber program, please go to the Dream Weber page for more information.

Help With Taxes

For help with filing taxes you may contact:  VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). They offer free tax help to low and moderate income individuals. You can make an appointment by dialing 2-1-1 

1 in 3 collegiate students in Utah received a Federal Pell Grant in 2015-16

Feedback form to complete after you have received assistance from WSU with FAFSA


Important FAFSA News

Big Changes for 2017-18

  • Students are now able to submit a FAFSA earlier. Students are able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA starting October 1, 2016! The earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
  • Students now report earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For the 2017-18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) report their 2015 income information.

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and transfer the data directly into their FAFSA from the IRS website.

If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

  1. It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data.
  2. It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
  3. You won’t need to provide a copy of your or your parents’ tax returns to your college.

As of May 10, 2015, the FSA ID replaced the PIN. The FSA ID is a modernized login process that improves security and the customer experience for the student- and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS Student Access, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and the TEACH Grant website. The FSA ID, which is comprised of a user-selected username and password, replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information.

FSA ID step-by-step instructions