How to Apply for Financial Aid - FAFSA

In order to receive financial aid, you must be fully admitted and enrolled at UNK. If you have yet to apply to UNK and would like to, apply now. Once admitted, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be awarded federal financial aid.

For the 2022-2023 award year, the FAFSA will be available October 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023. You (and your parent when applicable) will report income and tax information from tax year 2020.

For the 2023-2024 award year, the FAFSA will be available October 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024. You (and your parent when applicable) will report income and tax information from tax year 2021. 

The online FAFSA will guide you through the application; click the “Start Here” button on the FAFSA application and follow the prompts. While completing the FAFSA, you must fill in the University of Nebraska Kearney’s school code in order for the University to receive your information.

The school code for UNK is 002551.

Important Note: When completing the FAFSA you will have the option to use The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT). This allows students and parents who filed a U.S. tax return with the IRS to access the tax information needed to complete the FAFSA. We highly encourage you to use this tool. It helps to avoid errors on the FAFSA. The less errors means the less likely you will have to provide extra documentation to the school to receive your financial aid award.

Complete the FAFSA