How to Apply for Financial Aid

Note: The following filing dates will help you meet our priority deadline of mid March. Applications will be accepted after these dates, but funding cannot be guaranteed.

  • As soon after October 1 as possible, but before mid February, complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students applying for any kind of federal or institutional financial aid (except PLUS loans) must file the FAFSA. Elon’s federal Title IV School Code is 002927. The FAFSA is completed at
  • If you wish to be considered for all aid programs (not just federal programs), you must complete the CSS Profile. You should complete and submit the application as soon after October 1 as possible, but no later than mid February. Elon’s CSS Code is 5183. The CSS is filed only as a freshman unless there are extreme financial chd at
  • First-year students wishing to apply for need-based endowed scholarships should refer to the information on page 24.
  • Certain applications may require that Elon University request additional information. Respond to these requests as soon as they are made.
  • Notify Elon’s Office of Financial Planning of any scholarships, grants, loans or other assistance you will be receiving from any source other than Elon University. Such notification is required by federal regulation as well as institutional policy and failure to do so may affect previously made financial aid offers.

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