How to apply for Financial Aid

When to Apply:

2018-19 FAFSA Application Process

Due to federal Prior-Prior Year legislation, please know that the 2018-19 FAFSA will be available on October 1, 2017 to complete.  Students and parents will be reporting Prior-Prior Year income within their on-line FAFSA application.

You should file the 2018-19 FAFSA as soon after October 1, 2017
as possible. Follow these steps outlined below:
  1. Apply for a FSA ID and Password.  A FSA ID and Password lets you apply, "sign" your online FAFSA, make corrections to your application information and more - all online.  Go to to apply!
  2. Collect 2016 documents, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income to apply.  A complete list of what you need can be found at
  3. Complete the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible, preferably in October, in order to meet school and state aid deadlines.  Apply online at  Fredonia's federal school code is 002844.  If you are a New York State resident, please complete and submit the TAP application at  Fredonia state code is 0915.

Incoming Students (First-Year, Transfer)

To apply for financial aid:

Step 1. Create an FSA User ID. For help, see this video

Step 2. Use your FSA User ID to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using school code 002844 and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application using school code 0915.

***You can begin to file your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1st of every year.

Returning Students

Renewal Application must be filed each year. Many "Campus-based" aid programs with limited funding are depleted early, so filing your FAFSA and TAP applications should be done after October 1st.

Although parent's information may be required, it is the student's responsibility to complete all application requirements for all aid programs.


Financial Aid Office Hours:
Academic Year:
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Financial Aid Walk-In Hours:
Monday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 1 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 1 p.m - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office

209 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3253
(716) 673-3785 Fax