Info for Parents Counselors

Applying for Aid

To apply for financial aid you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Designate on your FAFSA that you want your application information sent to the University of Puget Sound by including school code #003797. You must reapply for financial aid by completing the FAFSA each year.

The easiest way to complete your FAFSA with accurate tax information is by using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. In a few simple steps, you may be able to view your tax information and transfer it directly into your FAFSA.

The financial information you and your family provide on the FAFSA will be analyzed and used to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) — how much you and your family are expected to pay toward higher education. Should you or your family’s circumstances be different from the information submitted on the FAFSA, or there are extraordinary circumstances that impact your ability to contribute to your educational expenses, you may request a review of your special circumstances.

If you are completing the FAFSA as a dependent student, you will need to provide your parent's information. Although you may consider yourself to be independent, the Department of Education is extremely strict with regard to determining dependency status for financial aid purposes.

Early Decision I and Early Decision II admission applicants who wish to be considered for institutional financial aid should also complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Financial Aid Profile form. Students applying under the regular admission timeline do not need to complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile.

You may also be required to submit additional documentation in order for us to process your financial aid award. You will be notified of any documents needed. If you have any questions as to which documents you need to complete, please check your financial aid status on your account.

Application Deadlines

Several financial aid programs have limited funding. By completing your application by the priority deadlines below, you will have the best opportunity to receive consideration for financial aid from all funding sources.




Decision I


Decision II



FAFSA (code 003797) Feb 1 Feb 1 Feb 1
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
(code 4067)
Nov 15 Jan 1 N/A
Student Notification Begins
Dec 15
Feb 15
By April 1

Transfer Students






FAFSA (code 003797)    March 1 Nov 1
Student Notification Begins
March 15
Dec 1

Graduate Students



(MAT & MEd)





FAFSA (code 003797)   March 31 March 31 March 31
Student Notification Begins
April 1
April 1
April 1

Continuing Students

FAFSA (code 003797)                       March 31
Student Notification Begins
June 15

Summer Students

 FAFSA (code 003797) March 31
Summer Work-Study Employment Application  March 31
Student Notification Begins
April 15

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

To insure accuracy and faster processing of your FAFSA data, we encourage you to use the new IRS Data Retrieval Tool.