Students working at their laptops in the student union

To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). File online at or use the myStudentAid mobile app.

Longwood’s priority filing date is MARCH 1. Grant funds are limited, so file on time to ensure full consideration.

Applications open on October 1, so come back and apply each year again.

Please note: For 2024-25 filing only, the FAFSA will open in December 2023. 

  1. Create your FSA ID

    Create your FSA ID at Your FSA ID is how you will log in to the FAFSA and serves as your electronic signature.

  2. File the FAFSA

    Student Aid website

    Google Play Store

    Apple Store

    The mobile app should say Federal Student Aid – U.S. Department of Education. Be sure to include Longwood’s school code: 003719.

  3. Review your Student Aid Report (SAR)

    Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) and watch for any email notifications from the Department of Education or Office of Financial Aid.

    Verification process

Notification of Financial Aid Offers

Once you have been accepted to Longwood through the Admissions process the Office of Financial aid will receive your FAFSA from the U.S. Department of Education and make you an offer of financial aid.

Financial aid offers will be mailed and emailed to new students typically by mid-February.  Returning students will receive a notification via Longwood email at the end of May once spring grades have been submitted.

The FAFSA Must Be Filed Every Year

The application opens on October 1 for the following year and you will use the same FSA ID when you apply. File early!

Please note: For 2024-25 filing only, the FAFSA will open in December 2023.