Applying for Financial Aid

File a FAFSA

The first step to apply for financial aid is completing the FAFSA form through the federal government. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is cost-free for students and families to complete.

  • The website is FAFSA.gov (opens in a new window).
  • Becker College school code is 002123.
  • Priority deadline is January 15 (Note – Students are able to submit a FAFSA after January 15).
  • We recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) when completing the FAFSA.
  • Freshman and new student award packages are mailed as FAFSAs are submitted, beginning in December.
  • Returning students can expect their award information in June. Students will receive email notification that financial aid packages are available to review on myBecker.

Dates and Deadlines

The 2019-2020 FAFSA is available for completion. This FAFSA uses 2017 tax and income information and will be available through June 20, 2020.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, 2019. This FAFSA will use the 2018 tax and income information.

Becker College does not have a FAFSA Deadline, but our priority deadline is January 15. For Massachusetts residents, the MASSGrant deadline is May 1. (Note – Students are able to submit a FAFSA after May 1).


FAFSA Mobile App

Starting with the 2019/20 FAFSA, the government has introduced an optional mobile app for FAFSA completion. More information can be found on the mystudentaid website.

If you would like to complete your FAFSA on a mobile device, look for the myStudentAid app.

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