Apply for Financial Aid

Nazareth's federal school code: 002779
Nazareth's TAP (New York state) code: 0525

FAFSA suggested deadline for returning students:  March 1

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This form is used to determine your eligibility for any type of financial aid (scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans).

Launch of 2024-25 FAFSA form

There are major changes and improvements coming to the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. As a result, the new form will be available in December 2023, not October 1. This launch date is only for the 2024-25 FAFSA form.

The changes to the FAFSA form for 2024-25 aid year include:

  • expanded eligibility for federal student aid
  • a more streamlined application process

Stay Informed

How to stay informed about the changes and receive up-to-date notifications and information:

  • Did you fill out a FAFSA form for 2023-24? Log in to your account and be sure your current email address is on file. Once the exact FAFSA launch date is announced, an email will be sent to students (and parents of dependent students) who applied on the 2023-24 form reminding you to apply for 2024-25.
  • Didn't submit for 2023-24? Make sure to create an account on — and save your username and password so you can access and submit the 2024-25 FAFSA form when available.
  • Follow Federal Student Aid on social media for announcements and resources: TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube

Application Guidelines

  • Never leave spaces blank. Answer every required question, even if the answer is "0".
  • Carefully read and follow all instructions. Respond quickly to all requests from the Financial Aid Office. Remember: Even if your application is received by the priority date, you will not receive a financial offer if there are required outstanding documents.
  • Complete all forms using your full given name. Don't use nicknames.  Notify the Financial Aid Office and Registration & Records Office of any name change. The Social Security Administration should also be informed of any name changes. 
  • Double-check your Social Security number. 
  • Save copies of all forms and correspondence you submit, noting the dates they were sent. This way, you can refer to specifics when calling or writing about your application. Always keep copies of your tax return transcripts and W-2s.

Financial Aid Application Process

Incoming Undergraduate Applicants
Returning Undergraduate Applicants
Incoming Graduate Applicants
Returning Graduate Applicants


Incoming Freshmen:

FAFSA by February 1

Incoming Transfers:
FAFSA by February 1 or at the time of application if after February 1

Returning Students:
FAFSA prior to March 1
*For summer aid consideration, FAFSA by March 1