FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Yale’s FAFSA code is 001426

Date available: October 1

Date due for Early Action: November 11

Date due for Regular Decision: March 15

Date due for Transfer students: March 15

Date due for Eli Whitney students: May 1

Date due for continuing students: 

Full year and fall term
Application file completed by Notified of award by
April 17, 2017 June 9*
May 10, 2017 July 5
Spring term only
Application file completed by Notified of award by
Sept 1, 2017 Oct 2
Oct 11, 2017 Nov 10

*Notifications begin on this date.


A free online application used to determine U.S. citizens’ and permanent residents’ eligibility for federal and state grants and for the low-interest Federal Direct Loan program.

Instructions for U.S. citizens and permanent residents: 

Fill out the application on the FAFSA Web site using Yale’s FAFSA code: 001426.

The Federal Student Aid office provides helpful short videos on the following topics:

You can also visit the FAFSA Help page for FAQs and contact information.

Tax information entered in the FAFSA must also be verified with an IRS Tax Return Transcript. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable for 2017–2018.

Student type: 
Prospective students, Early Action, Regular Decision, New students, Continuing students, Eli Whitney students, Transfer students
Student citizenship: 
U.S. citizens