Students Reminded to File Their 2015–16 FAFSA

The Office of Student Financial Aid reminds students that as of Jan. 1, they can file their 2015–16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be completed each year in order to receive financial aid at the University of Maine.

March 1 is the University of Maine’s priority filing deadline for FAFSA. Students who file their FAFSA after that date risk losing potential eligibility for some types of financial aid.

The 2015–16 FAFSA requires students and parents of dependent students to submit their 2014 tax information. If you have not yet filed your 2014 tax return, use estimated information to submit the FAFSA by the March 1 priority filing deadline. Once your tax return is complete, you can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to upload your tax information directly from the IRS to your FAFSA. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available for use starting Feb. 1.

To complete FAFSA, go to For more information on filing the FAFSA, visit or contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, 207.581.1324.