FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Yale's FAFSA code is 001426

Date available: January (possibly sooner)

We do not require the FAFSA for a provisional financial aid decision.

Date due for Early Action:   Please submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after it becomes available.  

We do not require the FAFSA for a provisional financial aid decision, if the form is not available by the deadline above.


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 may also need to be verified with IRS Data Retrieval or an IRS Tax Return Transcript.

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