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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA (for continuing students) is the core application that is required for all students applying for financial aid. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This Web site is user friendly, with step‐by‐step instructions to help students and parents complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA with a minimum of errors. The School Code for LIU Brooklyn is 002751. We strongly encourage students and parents when completing the FAFSA to link and retrieve the IRS database to populate your tax return information into the FAFSA.

For help and some tips in completing the FAFSA, print out our instruction sheet “FAFSA Flyer” from the Brochures & Forms section on this Web site. The brochures section of the site has myriad instructional guides that will assist you and your parents in obtaining a federal PIN number and completing the FAFSA. For help in obtaining a federal PIN, see the “Establish a Federal Student Aid PIN” Downloadable brochure in the Brochures & Forms section. The federal PIN serves as your electronic signature and is needed in order to complete the FAFSA.

It is strongly recommended that all students and at least one parent of a dependent student obtain a Federal Student Aid PIN. Remember to print out the confirmation pages from both the FAFSA and the Federal PIN sites to keep for your records. Without the PIN, no corrections can be made to FAFSA information. A student also would not be able to access their federal records online without the PIN.

In order to apply for the maximum financial aid available, continuing students must meet a financial aid deadline date of March 15 each year, by which their complete and valid federal FAFSA information, including any missing documents, is received by the University. This is the deadline date for consideration of Campus‐based financial aid, which includes the Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant), the Federal Work Study/America Reads and Counts Programs, the Federal Perkins Student Loan Program, the Health Professions Student Loan Program and the SDS/ARRA Scholarships in Nursing and Pharmacy.

Entering first‐time students have a rolling financial aid deadline date and can inquire about their financial aid status with Integrated Student Financial Services shortly after receiving their admissions notification. All students should check the Dates & Deadlines section of this Web site for important dates, including deadlines for Federal Pell Grants and Federal Direct Student Loans.

Completing the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA gives students access to the various types of financial aid available at LIU Brooklyn from the state and federal governments and from LIU itself. Financial aid programs include grant programs that do not need to be repaid, work opportunities and loans that are generally repaid after graduation at low interest rates. The University also offers a wide variety of scholarships and grants.

Most federal, state and campus‐based financial aid programs are based on financial need. The New York State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and the Federal Pell Grant Program, provide the foundation on which all financial aid awards are made. Campus‐based financial aid is provided by the federal government to the University and is awarded to eligible students who meet our deadline date. Long Island University also participates in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program and offers subsidized and unsubsidized loans, Parent PLUS Loans and Graduate PLUS Loans.