Free Application for Federal Student Aid, 2015-16

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, 2015-16 (FAFSA 2015-16), is part of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program; program data is available since 2006-07 at . FAFSA 2015-16 ( is a universe data collection of eligible incoming postsecondary education students, along with a subset of eligible continuing postsecondary education students, that collects financial information to determine the need and eligibility for financial assistance during postsecondary education. FAFSA 2015-16 applications are accepted via web and paper submission. Citizen and specified noncitizen students demonstrating financial need and planning to attend eligible degree or certificate programs in the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the outlying areas as regular students are eligible to apply for FAFSA 2015-16. FAFSA 2015-16 resulted in an expected family contribution (EFC) for each applying student. Statistics produced from FAFSA 2015-16 include application volumes by postsecondary school, state of legal residence, and completion by high school; and recipient and volume data by program for each school participating in Title IV programs.

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Metadata Created Date June 8, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2019
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

Metadata Source

Harvested from Education JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 8, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2019
Publisher Office of Federal Student Aid
Unique Identifier FSA_2016001
Tara Marini
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 018:45
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Harvest Object Id 3978b1d5-78af-4fad-95e6-d10bb7725e33
Harvest Source Id 5dbeaed9-d6b1-4f96-be25-63b14804ca7b
Harvest Source Title Education JSON
Data First Published 2016-06-30
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-06-30
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Office of Federal Student Aid
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0d837880bd731e28a84663b8f61c37b96ce2d844
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
System of Records
Temporal 2015/2016

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