Complete the FAFSA
Once you have applied to the university you will need to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required in order for you to be considered for assistance through grants, Federal Work Study, need-based scholarships, and student loans. It is important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. The FAFSA can be a little confusing for many students. Financial Aid and our Enrollment Coordinators will work specifically with students who have previously lived in foster care to make sure they have their FAFSA applications completed properly.
For the upcoming award year, you can complete the FAFSA at fafsa.gov beginning October 1.
The FAFSA income information is based on prior-prior year income, which eliminates the need to estimate tax information.
On the FAFSA, enter the MTSU school code of 003510 so that we get the results.
If eligible, you (and parents / spouse as applicable) are strongly encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to import your IRS tax information into the FAFSA. Doing so will reduce the chance that MTSU will be required to verify the accuracy of your information.
The FAFSA filing priority date is February 1st to be considered for maximum financial aid assistance. However, you should complete the FAFSA as soon as possible beginning October 1st.
In addition to working with our office regarding financial aid, be sure to work closely with your independent living specialist. Those who have participated in foster care and are now entering college are eligible for additional funding through the Chafee Foster Care Independence Program and the Educational Training Voucher. Your independent living specialist will assist you to be certain you obtain all funds for which you are eligible.
Contact me if you have questions about financial aid.
Financial Aid, Director
(615) 898-2422 Leann Eaton Financial Aid Associate Director
(615) 898-2246 Becca Smitty MT One Stop Associate Director Becca.Smitty@mtsu.edu 615-494-8910 Danielle Rochelle Outreach Coordinator Danielle.Rochelle@mtsu.edu (615) 898-2808
Student Services and Admissions Center