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. The aid year begins fall semester and extends through summer semester. 

FAFSA Updates

The updated 2024-25 FAFSA is faster to complete and we do anticipate more students will qualify for Pell grants. We highly encourage you to complete the FAFSA right away to get money for school. The earlier you submit, the better your chances of getting financial aid.

We are packaging federal aid (e.g., Pell Grants, loans) in order of completion. As these are processed, you will receive more information about need-based scholarships associated with your scholarship application, and you will receive notification about your federal aid package. Keep an eye on your student email account for next-step actions.

If you are not able to log in to complete your FAFSA, keep checking back to try to get into the system. 

  • 2024-25 FAFSA covers the aid year starting fall 2024 through summer 2025
  • 2024-25 FAFSA uses your 2022 tax return
  • You can also still complete your FAFSA for spring 2024 or summer 2024

Weber State School code: 003680

For issues logging into your account or technical issues: Federal Student Aid 1-800-433-3243

FREE One-On-One FAFSA Help

Need help completing your FAFSA? Schedule an appointment with the Money Management Center for free one-on-one guidance (bring your parents if you need to) or watch for drop-in sessions happening all year long.

Weber State University Money Management Center

Monday - Friday  |  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  |  Shepherd Union 214 A | 801-626-6080

Schedule an Appointment What to Bring With You

Why File FAFSA?

If you are planning on attending college, you should file the FAFSA regardless of family income or any other circumstances. Even if you do not qualify for one type of aid, you still need the FAFSA. It qualifies you for grants, scholarships, and other financial aid awarded by colleges and some states. You can change your mind later and decide not to accept any federal student aid, but for now, you should plan on filing the FAFSA on Oct. 1 or at the earliest date after that. 

FAFSA Myths & Facts

You could receive FREE MONEY

Filing your FAFSA should take less than 30 minutes.

There is no income cut-off to qualify for federal student aid.

Important Dates

2023-24 FAFSA: Open

  • 2023-24 FAFSA covers the aid year starting fall 2023 through summer 2024
  • uses your 2021 tax return

2024-25 FAFSA: Open

  •  2024-25 FAFSA covers the aid year starting fall 2024 through summer 2025
  • uses your 2022 tax return

2025-26 FAFSA: TBD

  •  2025-26 FAFSA covers the aid year starting fall 2025 through summer 2026
  • uses your 2023 tax return

→ Priority Deadline is April 1

Important Information

Learn more about the review process and view the status of your FAFSA

View and accept your financial aid and/or scholarship

Financial Aid Applied to Your Bill

  • Financial aid is applied directly to your tuition bill. If there is any residual you will receive a refund.
  • Financial aid is typically disbursed to your tuition bill 10 days before the semester begins.
  • If the funds do not disburse within 10 days, please contact the Financial Aid office.

Refunds and Excess Aid

  • Sign up for direct deposit through your eWeber portal to receive a refund to your bank account in 3-5 business days.
  • If you do not sign up for direct deposit, a check will be cut and mailed to your home address that is on file with Weber State.

Step-by-Step Instructions To Complete FAFSA

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High School Seniors: Best Practices

  • Any time after Oct. 1 of your senior year, you can start filling out your FAFSA. 
  • Start researching scholarship opportunities, both online and offline. Local scholarships tend to have less competition so check your local papers and community bulletin boards.
  • During your second semester, check the status of your FAFSA and apply for any private scholarships you’ve found.
  • Get in touch with your college’s financial aid office if you need any clarifications or to negotiate a better financial aid package.
  • Mark the deadline to pay your first tuition bill and make sure you have all your finances in order. You do not want to miss this deadline.