Applying for Financial Aid


During the process of applying for federal student financial aid, certain conditions must be met before and after the application process. Florida Atlantic University offers a comprehensive financial aid program to assist in meeting reasonable educational expenses by both full-time and part-time students who might otherwise be unable to afford college. Reasonable educational expenses include tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, and expenses related to child care of a student's dependents. Thus, this page offers the basic procedures necessary to apply for financial aid.


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To apply for financial aid, complete an online Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAU priority deadline is March 1st . All applications received after that date will be reviewed in order of receipt. Apply online to save time and effort. When filling out the application, make sure to complete the planned housing code (on Step 6, Housing Plan, on your FAFSA form) with your appropriate housing status, since leaving this section blank could result in underfunding. 

FAU School Codes:

  • Boca Campus: 001481
  • Davie Campus: E00584
  • Jupiter Campus:  E00830

For help completing the FAFSA or questions related to the status of your FAFSA or regarding your Student Aid Report (the response sent to you by the federal processor): (800) 433 -  3243. 

To check the status of your financial aid application at FAU, go to our  Student Information System located on MyFAU.  Click on the "Money Matters" tab, click on "View Financial Aid Information". Under Financial Aid, click on "Eligibility".  You may also choose other options to view Award Offers, and Short Term Advance Inquiries.

Financial Aid Resources

Social Security Number Collection & Usage

In accordance with Section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, the following statement denotes the purpose and legal authority for the collection, disclosure, and usage of social security numbers by the Office of Student Financial Aid at Florida Atlantic University (“FAU” or “University”):

Required by Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (§§483 and 484) and 20 USC §1091, The Office of Student Financial Aid uses SSNs in the application process for determining financial aid eligibility. The SSNs are used to identify students by the Florida Office of Student Financial Aid and the US Department of Education. Every student must report his or her SSN on the FAFSA. If a SSN is not provided, the FAFSA will not be processed. Similarly, a student who does not have a SSN is not eligible to obtain a Federal Student Aid PIN.

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