Returning students must reapply each year for financial aid. Renewal of financial aid awards are contingent upon the renewal requirements listed below and continued availability of funding from all sources.

Important Dates for Returning Students

The 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be available in late December or January.

To receive full consideration for all types of financial aid, the Office of Financial Aid must receive your FAFSA by April 15. Late applications will be accepted, however financial aid is awarded to on-time applicants first and funding cannot be guaranteed to late applications.

Financial Aid Renewal

  • You must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • You must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • You must demonstrate continued financial need for renewal of need-based aid
  • Recipients of merit scholarships must maintain the specific required cumulative GPA for merit scholarship renewal
  • All prior term student account balances must be paid in full

Steps to File FAFSA

  1. You (and your parent, if you're a dependent student) will need your Federal Student Aid ID and password that you created last year to file your FAFSA. If you forgot what those are, go to the login page and click on "Forgot My Username" to get you username or "Forgot My Password" to reset your password.
  2. Complete and submit the FAFSA on the web.
  3. After the FAFSA is submitted, some students are selected for a process called federal verification. To complete this process we review data reported on your FAFSA and confirm its accuracy. During our review we may request additional documentation as required by law. Students who will need to provide additional documents will receive a missing information request via mail or email from the Financial Aid Office letting you know what documents are needed. It’s important that you address the request because a financial aid award offer will not be made until all required material is received.
  4. You will be notified via email once your financial aid offer is available on Regis Hub.

Automatically Transferring Your Tax Information

The Financial Aid Direct Data Exchange, replacing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool starting with the 2024–25 FAFSA form, will transfer contributors' federal tax information from the IRS directly into your FAFSA form.

All contributors must provide consent and approval to

  • disclose their personally identifiable information provided on the FAFSA form to the IRS for matching purposes;
  • obtain their federal tax information from the IRS via direct data exchange;
  • allow the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to use their federal tax information to determine the student's eligibility and amount of federal student aid;
  • allow ED to share their federal tax information with colleges, career/trade schools, and state higher education agencies for use in awarding and administering financial aid; and
  • allow ED to reuse their federal tax information on another FAFSA applicant's form (e.g. if a parent has multiple dependent students or a parent's own FAFSA form).

Note: Even if contributors don't have an SSN, didn't file taxes, or filed taxes outside of the U.S., they will still need to provide consent and approval.

Important: If a required contributor doesn't provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred into the FAFSA form, you (the student) will not be eligible for federal student aid—even if the contributor manually enters tax information into the FAFSA form.

To ensure the information is secure, the federal tax information won't display on the FAFSA site or the FAFSA Submission Summary.

A tax transcript can be obtained through the IRS website at:

  • Order it online from the IRS website
  • Or by downloading IRS Form 4506-T and mail the form to the IRS
  • Or by calling the IRS at 1.800.908.9946

Tax transcripts should not be sent to Regis. Please have this form sent to you directly and then forward to Regis with the student name and ID number written across the top of the page.