Completing a FAFSA
Why should I complete the FAFSA?
Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and quick, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college.
When do I fill out the FAFSA?
For the 2016–17 year, you can apply between Jan. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017. (For the 2017–18 year, you will be able to apply between Oct. 1, 2016, and June 30, 2018. Please note that processing in the Financial Aid office for the 2017-18 year will be delayed.) However, there are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so be sure to apply as soon as you can once the FAFSA is available for the year you’ll be attending school.
Which Academic Year am I applying for?
The 2016-17 Academic Year at Louisiana Tech University includes the following:
- Fall 2016
- Winter 2016-2017
- Spring 2017
- Summer 2017
The 2017-18 Academic Year at Louisiana Tech University includes the following:
- Fall 2017
- Winter 2017-2018
- Spring 2018
- Summer 2018
Please note: The Financial Aid Office of Louisiana Tech University will not begin processing FAFSAs for the 2017-2018 Academic Year until later in 2016. A notice will be posted when processing has begun.
How do I fill out the FAFSA?
The FAFSA is most easily filled out online!
Ready to start? Complete your FAFSA now!