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Applying for Aid

To apply for financial aid at Spring Arbor University, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Get started by following these three easy steps:

  • Obtain an FSA ID: All students, and parents of dependent students, should apply for a U.S. Department of Education FAFSA ID online at fafsa.gov. Your FAFSA ID can be used to sign your FAFSA electronically, making the application process simpler and faster.
  • Complete and Submit your FAFSA: The FAFSA website has many resources to help you complete the form correctly. Be sure to include SAU’s school code, 002318, when you submit your FAFSA to avoid delays in the processing of your aid. You must reapply each year for your FAFSA. Refer to the chart below for the earliest possible application date:
School YearFASFA AvailableTax Year Info to Use
Fall 2017 – Summer 2018Oct. 1, 20162015
Fall 2018 – Summer 2019Oct. 1, 20172016
Fall 2019 – Summer 2020Oct. 1, 20182017

Undergraduate Students

Prospective Students

Spring Arbor University’s Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state and institutional aid. To get started, visit “Applying for Aid” and begin the financial aid process with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Current Undergraduates

Currently enrolled undergraduate students have several options for financing their education. If you applied for financial aid in the previous year, you must complete and submit a new FAFSA for each academic year that you wish to receive aid.

Adult and Professional/Online Undergraduate Students

If you are enrolled at one of our learning sites for an adult degree completion and professional development programs or enrolled online, you have access to federal and state aid programs. To get started, visit “Applying for Aid” and begin the financial aid process with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You must complete and submit a new FAFSA for each academic year that you wish to receive aid.

Graduate/Online Students

To be eligible for Federal Direct Unsubsidized and Graduate Plus Loans, a student must be fully admitted in a graduate program and enrolled in at least three credit hours. To get started, visit “Applying for Aid” and begin the financial aid process with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

You must complete and submit a new FAFSA for each academic year that you wish to receive aid.