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Important Information for New Students

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Timetable for 2020-2021

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is March 1, 2020. Be sure to list Fitchburg State University (002184).
  • The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (MS Word) is the easiest and fastest way to provide income information on your FAFSA. In lieu of this tool, you may request a Tax Return Transcript at (800) 908-9946. Refer to the Transcript Request Process (MS Word) to learn more.
  • Be prepared to submit additional information as requested. Please include your student ID on all documents which must be submitted by May 1st in order to be considered on time and receive priority aid consideration.
  • New student loan borrowers will need to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note.
  • Please check your university email frequently.