Apply for Aid - Continuing Students

Continuing Student 2018-2019 AMS Need-based Aid Deadline: 

Click here for details on applying for 2018-2019 need-based aid and federal loans.    

Application Timeline

  • October 1:  2018-2019 FAFSA available using 2016 income and tax information
  • December 21: Applications available on AMS financial aid website
  • February 16: last day to submit FAFSA (E00059) for downloading by March 1
  • March 1: Deadline for institutional applications to be received in our office
  • Late April: Financial aid awards released to students who applied by March 1

FAFSA Updates for the 2018-2019 academic year

Checklist of documents to have on-hand when completing FAFSA

Worksheet to preview questions you will be asked on official FAFSA

FAFSA Tips and Common Mistakes to Avoid

IRS Data Retrieval Tool reinstated 


The Department of Education offers the Data Retrieval Tool which pulls in FAFSA income fields from your 2016 tax return.  You cannot view transferred income and tax information on the FAFSA web pages. You will see “Transferred from the IRS” in the data entry fields of the online FAFSA form and on the Student Aid Report (SAR). The transferred information will be provided on ISIRs sent to AMS.  Corrections cannot be made to the IRS DRT items on the FAFSA form before or after submission.