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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by March 1 for maximum consideration. If you apply after that date, you will be considered for any remaining funds as of the date we receive your application. Need-based gift aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible students.

Include our federal school code 002568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

  • If you apply online, you can sign the FAFSA electronically with a Personal Identification Number (PIN). One parent can also have his/her own PIN to sign your FAFSA if you are a dependent student. Go to to request your PIN.
  • After submitting your FAFSA, the federal processor processes the information and sends an electronic file to our office.
  • Our office downloads FAFSA data approximately every 2 weeks.
  • The federal processor will also notify you regarding your Student Aid Report (SAR) which allows you to review your application and make corrections, if needed.
  • If your FAFSA is “rejected” by the federal processor, it is not considered “processed”. Our office cannot offer aid when a FAFSA is rejected. The most common reason for a rejected FAFSA is missing a required signature(s).
  • The paper version of the FAFSA is available upon request from your high school, our office or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
  • REAPPLY using the Renewal FAFSA early each year. A FAFSA is designated for an academic year term.

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