Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

*Applicants will use prior-prior year tax information (ex. 2016 tax information for 18/19 FAFSA)


Important 2017 - 2018 FAFSA Information 2018 - 2019 FAFSA Information

The 2017 – 2018 FAFSA application will be available beginning October 1st, 2016 at

Freshmen beginning Fall 2018-19
2018-19 financial aid award notifications will be mailed and will also be available on the myUK web portal in mid March.
Applicants will use prior-prior year tax information (ex. 2015 tax information for 17/18 FAFSA) Returning and Transfer students for 2018-19
2018-19 financial aid award notifications will be available on the myUK web portal beginning in late May.

New FAFSA applicants should apply for their FSA ID in advance at:



The University of Kentucky's Title IV code is 001989



It is important that applicants apply for the FAFSA as soon as it becomes available in October. Some financial aid is awarded based on the initial FAFSA filing date. Using prior-prior year tax information will make the FAFSA process easier for families and students.
To make the FAFSA even easier, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) that is available through the online FAFSA.

NOTE: The DRT tool is temporarily unavailable so please use copies of your 2015 tax return to complete the FAFSA.

The chart below shows how the FAFSA filing date is changing:


Click here for more information of the new FAFSA filing date and prior-prior year information.

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