The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is Guilford College’s official application for need-based financial aid including federal grants, low-interest loans and federal work-study opportunities. (Information from your admission application is used to award merit-based aid.)
Every student is encouraged to complete the FAFSA because Guilford also uses it to award additional grants and work-study. Please note the following:
- Guilford’s Federal School Code is 002931.
- The FAFSA is available every year beginning Oct. 1. You can save time by using the data-retrieval tool to transfer tax information directly from the IRS. Check out this video content from the U.S. Department of Education — How to Fill Out the FAFSA.
- Guilford’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is Feb. 15, 2018, but you should apply early to improve your chances for getting the maximum federal aid for which you are eligible.
Guilford’s financial aid counselors are eager to help. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 336.316.2354.