FAFSA® for Incoming Students

As a result of the FAFSA Simplification ActFederal Student Aid is updating the FAFSA® process to expand access to federal student aid and provide a more accessible, streamlined experience for students and families. The FAFSA® is now available on the Federal Student Aid website.

What you can do now

Complete your FAFSA®

Register for SOAR

Check for UCA Email

Ask Questions!


File your FAFSA

The 2024-2025 FAFSA® is now open! Make sure you input our school code so we receive your data once it becomes available. UCA School Code: 001092



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What is the FAFSA® form?

Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA® form to determine how much financial aid you’re eligible to receive, which could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans. At UCA, we also use the FAFSA to determine your eligibility for the UCA Commitment.

What to know about the FAFSA®

Who should complete the FAFSA® form?

Any student, regardless of income, who wants to be considered for federal, state, and school financial aid programs. This includes grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

FSA ID Requirements


Both students and parents must create Student Aid Account (FSA ID) before starting their FAFSA® application. This requires two-factor authentication.

What do I need?

  • Verified account username and password (FSA ID)
  • Parent or spouse contributor name, date of birth, Social Security number, and email address
  • Income and asset information (if required)