2020 – 2021 FAFSA Information

October 1, 2019: You can file your 2020-2021 FAFSA

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to www.studentaid.gov
  • Students and Parents should never pay to file a FAFSA.
  • All filers will need an FSA ID from the Department of Education in order to electronically sign the FAFSA.
  • Click here for more information about the FSA ID
  • The University of Maine’s School Code is 002053

October 1, 2019: The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available to use

  • Available to student applicants and parents who have filed their 2018 taxes.
  • Allows students and/or parents to transfer income information directly from the IRS and transfer it into your FAFSA.
  • Click here for more information about IRS Data Retrieval
  • Confirm that the Financial Aid Office has received your FAFSA by accessing your MaineStreet Student Center and clicking on the “FAFSA Status” link after November 1st.

March 1, 2020: The University of Maine’s priority filing deadline for first-year applicants

  • First-year applicants must file your FAFSA by March 1st to be considered for the maximum possible financial aid eligibility.

Submit Additional Documents, if Required:

June 1, 2020: First-year applicant deadline to submit requested verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

June 1, 2020: The University of Maine’s priority filing deadline for transfer applicants

  • Transfer applicants must file your FAFSA by June 1st to be considered for the maximum possible financial aid eligibility.

July 1, 2020: Transfer applicant deadline to submit requested verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.

Please note that we will not accept appeals for first-year students who file the FAFSA after March 1st, or submit any of the required verification documents after June 1st or for transfer students who file the FAFSA after June 1st, or submit any of the required verification documents after July 1st.