FAFSA – Federal Student Aid

FAFSA – Federal Student Aid

FAFSA filing opens October 1

It’s time to file your FAFSA for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Secure your FSA ID, which serves as your electronic signature. When completing your FAFSA, you will use your 2019 tax information. Use the Data Retrieval Tool to import your tax information directly from the IRS to make the process easier.


Hanover College’s federal school code is 001801.

This code must be listed in step six of the FAFSA in order for us to receive your FAFSA information.


You should plan to file your FAFSA beginning October 1 of your senior year in high school (or your last year in high school) and annually thereafter. You need to file the FAFSA as early as possible in the calendar year to ensure timely processing of your financial assistance. We recommend filing by March 1 of each year. For Indiana residents, the federal processor must receive the FAFSA by April 15 in order to be considered for state grant eligibility. If you miss this deadline, you may still file the FAFSA after April 15 but you will not be eligible for Indiana state grants.


Hanover College and the federal government assume that families will invest in the education of their students. While Hanover remains steadfastly dedicated to assisting families, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet full financial need for all students. Your estimated family contribution (EFC) and your eligibility for Federal, State and Hanover College assistance are determined through the FAFSA.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is critical to ensuring your eligibility for the maximum amount of financial assistance possible. Federal guidelines are used to analyze such factors as income, assets, family size, the number of family members in college and age of parents in order to determine the family’s ability to meet college costs and eligibility for grants and federal loans.

In order to maintain your eligibility for financial assistance, families are required to submit the FAFSA annually.

Completing the FAFSA online is the recommended method as it quickens the financial assistance process, ensures timely processing and assists with catching inconsistencies or errors. For help in filling out the FAFSA, go to studentaid.gov/completefafsa or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). If you are hearing impaired and have questions, please contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.


Visit studentaid.gov.


Download 2021-2022 FAFSA (PDF) (Planning to attend college July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022)

Download 2020-2021 FAFSA (PDF) (Planning to attend college July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021)


Call 1-800-213-2178 and ask for a financial aid counselor.