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Financial Aid Starts With a FAFSA

Financial aid for a postsecondary education starts with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The information below will help you get started.

What Is FAFSA & Why Is It Important?

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and it's an important form for aspiring students in need of financial aid for postsecondary education.


How to Fill Out a FAFSA

We've outlined a two step process to help you fill out your FAFSA. We've even included a video to show you how to create your FSA ID.


Federal School Codes for UTI and MMI

You need a six-character code called a Federal School Code to complete your FAFSA. Find Federal School Codes for Universal Technical Institute, NASCAR Tech, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute, and Marine Mechanics Institute by clicking the link below.

Need Help Filling Out Your FAFSA?

If you need assistance while completing your FAFSA, we're here to help. You can schedule an appointment with one of our FA Support Specialists online by clicking the link below. Or call toll-free at (844) 338-0032.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What information do I need to fill out my FAFSA application?

    • FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically
    • Social Security Number or your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
    • Your (and your spouse’s, if married) federal income tax returns (2016 return for the 2018-2019 FAFSA, and 2017 return for the 2019-2020 FAFSA), W-2s, and any other records of money earned (if applicable)
    • You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information directly into the FAFSA by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. You will need the exact address as it appears on your tax return down to punctuation and abbreviation
    • Your parents information and income tax return if you are considered an dependent student as determined by the FAFSA
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)

  • What is the FAFSA save key?

    The Save Key is a code you create between 4 and 8 characters long. It is created for temporary use and allows you or your parent to return and complete an unsubmitted FAFSA.

  • Do my parents need an FSA ID?

    • If you are considered a “Dependent” student as determined by the FAFSA application, your parent will need to create an FSA ID in order to electronically sign the FAFSA.
    • They can create an FSA ID by going to fsaid.ed.gov

  • What is the FSA ID and how do I create for one?

    • The FSA ID is the username and password you will create to electronically sign your FAFSA application and access certain U.S. Department of Education websites
    • You can create an FSA ID by going to fsaid.ed.gov

  • What are the UTI, MMI & NASCAR Tech school codes needed to complete a FAFSA?

    • UTI Avondale: 008221
    • UTI Bloomfield: 016696
    • UTI Dallas/Fort Worth: 016696
    • UTI Exton: 016696
    • UTI Houston: 016696
    • UTI Lisle: 008221
    • UTI Long Beach: 008221
    • UTI Norwood: 008221
    • UTI Orlando: 014518
    • UTI Rancho Cucamonga: 008221
    • UTI Sacramento: 014518
    • NASCAR Technical Institute: 008221
    • MMI (Moto) Orlando: 014518
    • MMI (Marine) Orlando: 014518
    • MMI Phoenix: 014518

  • What is a FAFSA application and why do I need to fill it out?

    • FAFSA is an acronym which stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal grants, educational loans and possible work-study programs.
    • If you’re hoping to receive any type of government financial aid for college, you would file a FAFSA
    • You can apply for FAFSA by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov