Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Forms

The FAFSA and Renewal FAFSA are available to be completed online at You will need your FSA ID to complete the FAFSA online. If you need a paper FAFSA mailed to you, you may request one by calling 800.433.3243.

Download (Adobe Acrobat Reader required, unless noted otherwise), print, complete and sign the appropriate forms listed below and mail to the following address:

Financial Aid Office
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, UN 440
Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2214


The 2016-2017 Aid Year (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, and Summer 2017)
Financial Aid Verification Forms

If you have not already filed your 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please do so immediately.  If you filed your FAFSA, but did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), please go back out to and if you qualify, use the IRS DRT to transfer your 2015 tax information.  If successful, the action will eliminate the need for you and/or your parents to submit 2015 tax return transcripts to CSU thereby reducing processing time.


The 2017-2018 Aid Year (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Summer 2018)
Financial Aid Verification Forms

Great News!  The 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available beginning October 1, 2016.  Online at

Families will use their 2015 income to complete the FAFSA.  To avoid having to make corrections, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA to transfer your 2015 income.



***New for 2016-2017:  Complete your PLUS Application entirely online at!  Parent Borrowers or Graduate/Professional Students will be able to request a PLUS Loan and receive an immediate credit decision.  For 2017-2018, the online application will be available beginning May 1, 2017. 


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