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 elimintate the need for you and/or your parents to submit 2015 tax return transcripts to CSU thereby reducing processing time.

PDF iconFederal Dependent Verification Worksheet

  • Click below for an informative video on completing the "Dependent Verification Worksheet"

PDF icon Federal Independent Verification Worksheet

  • Click below for an informative video on completing the "Independent Verification Worksheet"

PDF icon Citizenship Verification Form

PDF icon Selective Service Status Verification Form

PDF icon Dependency Questions

PDF icon Verification of SNAP Benefits

PDF icon Verification of Child Support Paid

PDF icon Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose

PDF icon Untaxed Income Worksheet

PDF icon Special Circumstance Petition

PDF icon Veteran Status Verification Form

PDF icon Parent Signature Page

PDF icon Student Signature Page

PDF icon Student and Parent Signature Page


The 2015-2016 Aid Year (Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and Summer 2016)
Financial Aid Verification Forms
Student Employment


summer aid application





***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.  The online application will be available beginning May 1, 2016. 


Satisfactory Academic Progress
Unofficial Withdrawals