The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by students who wish to apply for Federal, State, and University need-based aid, and is the only application you need to complete to be considered for need-based aid at the University of Maine at Farmington. You must file a FAFSA every academic year to be considered for need-based financial aid. This form is available in the UMF Financial Aid Office, most public libraries, and high schools. You can also fill out the FAFSA on the internet by visiting FAFSA On The Web.
If you will be filing your FAFSA online, please download and complete the FAFSA On The Web Worksheet. This worksheet contains the questions that you will be asked while filling out a FAFSA on the Web. The Financial Aid Office has a supply of Web Pre-Application Worksheets if you do not have access to a printer.
UMF has a March 1 priority deadline for the FAFSA. This means that the completed FAFSA must be received at the Federal Processor by March 1. This is not a postmark date. We recommend mailing the FAFSA by mid February to ensure its timely arrival.
To complete the FAFSA and ensure that UMF receives the information, you will need to enter UMF’s information in Section 6. Be sure to include our Federal School Code: 002040
After you submit a FAFSA, the Federal processor will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). Check this document carefully to see if there are any errors or corrections necessary. For instance, if you provided estimated income figures, you would need to update the SAR with actual data from your tax returns. Follow the instructions received with the SAR to make corrections. Also, always keep a copy of your Student Aid Report for your own records.
If you indicated that UMF is to receive your FAFSA information by filling in our Federal School Code (002040) on the FAFSA, we will receive the information from the Federal Processor electronically in the form of an Individual Student Information Record (ISIR). If all of the information is correct, and the student has not been selected for verification, an award letter, based upon the information received, will be processed and sent to the student as determined by the awarding schedule set up by the Financial Aid Office.