The Free Application for Federal Student AidThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in applying for financial aid. It is used to determine your eligibility for need-based financial aid and all Federal, state and institutional student aid programs.
The priority deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2016-2017 is April 15, 2016.
Ways to file
The 2016-2017 FAFSA is currently available. To file electronically, use FAFSA on the Web. Remember to include Husson University's school code (002043) in step six of the FAFSA. This form is free to use and you should never have to pay to complete this federal form, if you are prompted to pay then you are using the wrong form.
We encourage students to file the FAFSA electronically, and to use the Internal Revenue Service's Data Retrieval system, for the most efficient and accurate process.
Husson School CodeWhen you submit the FAFSA, you will need to enter the Husson University School Code, so that we are sent the results of your application. Our school code is 002043.
First Time ApplicantsFirst time financial aid applicants are encouraged to go to visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm and follow the steps provided for parents and students to create a username and password for the FAFSA.
Renewing the FAFSA
If you are a returning student and you filed a FAFSA for 2015-2016, you may file a renewal FAFSA.
Effective May 10, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN (or FSA PIN) with a new Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID.
The FSA ID allows students and parents to access and electronically sign the online version of the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, with a user-selected username and password.
This new login process is more secure, eliminating the need for students and parents to provide personally identifiable information (such as name, date of birth and Social Security Number) every time they access U.S. Department of Education websites. It also permits self-service password retrieval by email and name changes (example: marriage).
The new FSA ID will provide a single sign-on for accessing all of the Department of Education's student / parent websites, such as FAFSA on the Web, National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) and StudentLoans.gov.
If you would like additional assistance in creating the FSA ID - Please view this video provided by FAME Maine.
Expected Family Contribution
Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is a figure determined by the federal processor when you file the FAFSA. The data that you report on the FAFSA is calculated using a formula called Federal Methodology, and the resulting EFC is the amount of money that the formula assumes you and your family can contribute toward your educational expenses for the year. Note that the EFC may not be the amount that you owe.
Your financial need is determined by the following basic formula:
Cost of Attendance
- (minus) Expected Family Contribution
- (minus) Outside Assistance
= (equals) Financial Need
Once your financial need is determined, we will award as much aid as possible to fill your need. Your exact award may vary due to availability of funds as well as deadline requirements.
Husson's Financial Aid Packages
After our office receives your FAFSA information, we will offer you a financial aid package. First year students begin receiving financial aid packages in March. Returning students receive their financial aid packages in May.
If you feel you have extenuating circumstances that our office was not aware of at the time we awarded your financial aid, please refer to Appealing Your Award.