Trine extends FAFSA priority filing deadline

March 04, 2024

Due to issues nationwide with the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Trine University has extended its priority filing deadline to March 15.

Students who are officially admitted and complete the FAFSA are eligible for the university’s Tuition Incentive Grant (TIG) of $500. The grant, which goes toward undergraduate tuition, is renewable for up to four years at Trine.

“We know the FAFSA delays have been frustrating to our students and their families, and we are doing everything we can to support them as bugs with the new system are ironed out,” said Kim Bennett, vice president for enrollment management.

The U.S. Department of Education updated the FAFSA form to be shorter and simpler, but its rollout has been marred by numerous computer glitches.

Generally, FAFSA forms are released on Oct. 1, but this year’s applications were not available until Dec. 30, 2023.

The FAFSA is used to calculate financial aid. Schools will not receive the data from the forms until this month.

For students looking to complete their FAFSA by the deadline, Trine University’s FAFSA code is 001839.

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