To determine eligibility for Federal Student Aid (FSA/Title IV) a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed. It is also required in order to be considered for various state and institutional awards. For maximum consideration for aid available aid programs, we recommend you file your FAFSA by January 15. If you do not complete your application by that date it may prevent you from getting maximum financial aid for which you may be eligible and may delay the awarding process. Before completing the FAFSA check to see if you meet the basic eligibility requirements.