Apply For Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

All LIU Post students –– current and prospective –– should apply for financial aid, regardless of need. Call us to set up an appointment with a counselor who will help you understand the financial aid process, discover scholarship and other funding opportunities, and gain the financial know-how to make informed decisions.

File a FAFSA

The first step is to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA (for U.S. citizens and permanent residents), which asks you to provide financial information such as income and assets. Completing the FAFSA is well worth the time investment. You could potentially receive thousands of dollars toward your education costs.

NEW STUDENTS

  • Go to www.fafsa.gov and select "Start a New FAFSA".
  • From this page, you can either enter your FSA ID or create a new one. LIU’s federal school code is 002751.
  • After logging in, you will be given the option to complete a New or Renewal FAFSA. Select Renewal if you filed in a previous year, otherwise select New. For fast and accurate results use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update your FAFSA with your IRS tax information.
  • Make sure you get to the confirmation screen and receive a confirmation number when you have completed the application. If you do not receive a confirmation number, we will not get your FASFA information. Please keep a copy of the confirmation number for your records. New York State residents can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. LIU’s state school code is 0403.

CONTINUING STUDENTS

Go to www.fafsa.gov and login as a returning user. The federal school code for LIU is 002751.

After you login, select renewal as it is the fastest and easiest way to complete your application. For fast and accurate results use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to update your FAFSA with your IRS tax information.

Make sure you get to the confirmation screen and receive a confirmation number when you have completed the application.  If you do not receive a confirmation number, we will not get your FASFA information. Please keep a copy of the confirmation number for your records. New York State residents can link directly to the TAP application from the FAFSA submission confirmation page. LIU’s state school code is 0403.




STUDENT AID REPORT

After you file your FAFSA, you’ll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that contains your EFC (Expected Family Contribution). If you’ve provided an email address as part of your FAFSA information, you will receive an email link to your SAR. Your SAR and EFC will be sent to the schools you’ve indicated on your FAFSA, and these schools will offer you financial aid packages based on this data.