How to Renew Your FAFSA® Application

Another academic year, another chance to receive financial aid!

How to Renew Your FAFSA® Application

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form applies to a single academic year. That means you need to submit a FAFSA form each year—and make sure you meet the FAFSA deadlines for state and college aid to maximize the aid you could receive.

It’s Easy to Renew Your FAFSA® Form

When you log in to renew your FAFSA form, it’s prefilled with certain information from the prior academic year. You’ll need to provide new income and tax information and update any information that may have changed.

Follow These Instructions to Renew Your FAFSA® Form

  1. Log in with your FSA ID username and password at Learn what to do if you forgot your FSA ID username or password.
  2. Select FAFSA Renewal.
    Note: If you log in as a student on the myStudentAid mobile app and are eligible for a FAFSA renewal, the renewal form automatically displays.
  3. Update any prefilled information that has changed, and provide the requested financial information.
  4. Sign and submit the FAFSA renewal.

Note: The ability to renew your FAFSA form on is for your convenience. You can also choose to start a new FAFSA form.