How to Apply for Financial Aid

To receive need-based aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Need-based aid programs include Taylor Fund Grants, Taylor Endowed/Annual Scholarships, Federal Pell and SEOG grants, Federal Direct Loans, and Federal Work Study. All need-based amounts are subject to change based on federal regulations.

1 Apply and be Accepted to Taylor

Financial aid packages will not be awarded until admission acceptance is finalized, but a student may begin the financial aid process before that time.

2 Get an FSA ID

The FSA ID is used to confirm your identity on the FAFSA and related documents. Students and parents must make their own FSA IDs. Create yours.

3 File the FAFSA

File the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1. Go to, log in with your FSA ID, and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to simplify the process. Be sure to indicate that you want a copy of your FAFSA sent to Taylor University (CODE: 001838). The filing deadline is March 10 each year.

Note: Some families may be selected for the verification process.

4 Check your status

After November 1, begin checking your financial aid status under the Your Documents tab in MYFA (My Financial Aid Online site).

5 Apply for student loans

Apply for loans between April 1 and July 1 through MYFA.

6 Notify Taylor

Notify the Financial Aid Office of any outside or private scholarships, grants, or loans you receive.

Financial aid packages are processed on a rolling basis beginning on November 1. Students should receive their package within four weeks of submitting all required documents.

Questions? View the Financial Aid Application FAQ's (.pdf)