Free Application for Federal Student Aid

To apply for federal financial aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

As part of the FAFSA submission process, both the parent and the student will need to create an Federal Student Aid ID—learn more at fafsa.gov.

Tips for submitting your FAFSA

  • Use Missouri S&T's FAFSA code: 002517, so that your FAFSA info gets sent to us
  • Submit the FAFSA before the priority deadline of February 1 to ensure eligibility for aid programs with limited funds, such as work-study
  • The FAFSA can be completed at any time throughout the year, but it is best to submit before February 1
  • Submit a FAFSA each year you plan to enroll at S&T

Info you will need for the FAFSA

  • Missouri S&T's FAFSA code: 002517
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID to sign in electronically

Federal aid you may qualify for

  • Pell Grant – A grant of $6,895 (as of the 2022-23 award year) for students with a low expected family contribution (EFC)
  • Direct Subsidized Loans and Direct Unsubsidized Loans – For the 2022-23 year, any Federal Direct subsidized/unsubsidized undergraduate loan will have a fixed interest rate of 4.99% and repayment does not begin until 6 months after graduation (or dropping below half time).
  • Work-study program – A program where students work part-time, up to a certain amount 

Start your FAFSA

Ready to start your FAFSA? Be sure to use Missouri S&T's FAFSA code when you submit.

Use FAFSA code: 002517

Go to FAFSA.gov

Note: International students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid, so there is no need for non-U.S. citizens to submit a FAFSA.


Create A FSA ID


Retrieve your FSA ID Username


Retrieve your FSA IS Password

FAFSA Overview


How to Fill out the FAFSA


Determining Dependency Status


After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?