Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

For all students planning to enroll at Roanoke, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available on October 1 and is based upon prior prior year tax information.  All applicants should complete this form within two weeks of their application to Roanoke College for maximum award consideration.  Students applying early decision MUST complete the FAFSA no later than November 15.  For all other applicants, the FAFSA should be completed as soon as possible after October 1 but no later than March 1. 

International applicants should complete the international student financial aid application.

What Can A Federal Student Aid ID Do For Me? Why is it Needed to File the FAFSA?

In order to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the web, both the parent and the student will need a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) from the Department of Education. Your FSA ID will serve as your unique identifier, as well as your signature on the FAFSA.

Please click immediately below on the link to start the process for requesting your FSA ID. It will take just a few minutes to complete. You will need to supply some basic information like your name, date of birth and mailing address. You will also be asked to establish 5 challenge questions.  Once obtained, your FSA ID will be good for a lifetime.

Start the FSA ID Request Process Now!

Your FSA ID will gain you access to the following other websites of interest:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
This website will allow you to access and complete your FAFSA on the web and submit corrections to your processed FAFSA. You may also use your FSA ID to electronically sign your submitted FAFSA or obtain a copy of your processed FAFSA information from this site.

Be sure to add Roanoke's school code (003736) so that we can receive the official results once they are processed by the Department of Education.


National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDS)
Enables you to view a history of all federal student aid you have received.