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File the FAFSA

What is the FAFSA?

Understanding How the FAFSA Works

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the official form that families use to apply for college financial assistance from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Education uses a family's FAFSA information to determine a student's eligibility for any institutional need-based scholarships or grants, as well as other federal and state (for Tennessee residents) financial aid opportunities. Regardless of how much income a family earns, we encourage every student to complete the FAFSA each year. Once your FAFSA is received by Belmont’s Office of Student Financial Services, we will create a financial aid award that could include scholarships, grants, loans and Federal Work Study depending on eligibility.

Important Dates: 2023-2024 Academic Year

October 1, 2022 - FAFSA Opens

December 1, 2022 - Priority Deadline

June 30, 2023 - Final Deadline

Click here for information on state deadlines.


Any questions?  You may contact us through Ask SFS a Question, email us at, or call (615) 460-6403.

Ready to Get Started?

The videos below created by the U.S. Department of Education and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation offer step-by-step instructions on filing the FAFSA.



How to Create a FSA ID

Part 1: How to Complete the FAFSA

Student Demographics

Part 2: How to Complete the FAFSA

School Selection and Dependency Stats

Part 3: How to Complete the FAFSA

Parent Demographics

Part 4: How to Complete the FAFSA

Parent Financials

Part 5: How to Complete the FAFSA

Student Financials and Signature Status