Important Information Regarding FAFSA Delays

Because of significant Department of Education processing delays, we will not have information about your FAFSA submission until late March at the earliest. Once the FAFSA data is released to us, we are committed to sharing financial aid information with you as soon as possible. Applicants, will not be disadvantaged by this delay. We will continue to update this webpage as we receive more information from the Department of Education. Thank you for your patience. 

What You Need to Know

We understand these delays are confusing for families who are patiently awaiting their financial aid decisions. We want to give you all the information you need to know, so you can be confident you're receiving a package that best fits your unique financial needs. We will continue to update this page as new information comes in.

  • As long as the information on your applications (admission, FAFSA and CSS) are consistent, your financial aid offer will remain unchanged.

  • Students whose offer included "Fordham Scholarships & Grants" will receive an itemized listing of awards by the end of March.

  • You may apply for an on-campus job as a non-work study student worker by completing the Academic Year Student Employment Placement Form. After we complete the placement of Federal Work-Study recipients, we will contact Alternate applicants, if we still have jobs available . Please keep in mind that a position is not guaranteed. 

  • The housing deposit is due May 1 to ensure the spot for the student. There is no need to deposit early. Residence hall assignment will not begin until after May 1.

  • Applicants may check the status of their 2024–25 FAFSA form on To check the status, applicants should do the following:
    1. Log in using their account username and password (FSAID).
    2. Navigate to their account Dashboard.
    3. Select "2024-25 FAFSA Form" from the "My Activity" page. The application status will be one of the following:
      • Draft: Your section of the FAFSA form is incomplete.
      • In Progress: You provided your consent, approval, and signature to your section of the FAFSA form, but the FAFSA form has not been submitted yet.
      • In Review: You have submitted your form and your application is still processing.
      • Processed: Your application was processed successfully. No further action is needed.
      • Action Required: Your application requires further action from you or your contributor(s). In some cases, you may need to contact your college or career/trade school to resolve the issue.
      • Closed: Your FAFSA form was never submitted and can no longer be submitted because the federal FAFSA deadline passed.