Complete the FAFSA

(Step 1 of Apply for Financial Aid)

In order to apply for financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submit it to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). You may complete your FAFSA online at Our federal school code is E00773 and this is the number you should put on the FAFSA. The IIT Downtown Campus school code will be listed as Chicago-Kent College of Law. If you do not have access to the Internet and would like to complete your FAFSA by mail, please contact the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-4FED-AID to request the form. We recommend that you complete the FAFSA by the priority completion date of April 1st. Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Although you may submit a FAFSA anytime during the academic year. It takes about 1-2 weeks for our office to receive your online FAFSA.

YouTube series about applying for financial aid:

How To Create an FSA ID

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

FAFSA Overview How to Fill Out the FAFSA

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

FAFSA Changes Effective 2017-18 Aid Year:

Department of Education Video Announcement

The 2017-2018 FAFSA will collect income information from two years prior versus the previously required one year prior. This means you will use your 2015 income information on the 17-18 FAFSA.

The table below summarizes the changes in detail. 

Attending School FAFSA Submission Year’s Income Required

July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017
(Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017)

January 1, 2016-June 30, 2017


July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018
(Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018)

October 1, 2016-June 30, 2018


July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019
(Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2018)

October 1, 2017-June 30, 2019


 Please note: You do not need to complete your taxes before filling out the FAFSA.


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