Financial Aid

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The application is ALWAYS FREE at Student must apply annually. Apply NOW for Aid!
Beware of similar web addresses that may charge you $100 for this "FREE" process.

It is highly recommended you complete the FAFSA as soon as you can after January 1 to ensure that you do not miss out on available aid. Note: If the FAFSA, all required documents, and appeals have been received in the Financial Aid Office by late July, you will have your financial aid processed before the semester fee payment deadline.

One thing to consider, however, is that the FAFSA asks for your tax return information for the current year. Often, this information might not be available until the early February, at the earliest. Keeping this in mind, you can choose to either wait until you or your family files income taxes for the year (preferred) or complete your FAFSA using estimates derived from the previous year's tax returns and other documentation. (Note: If you do this, you will need to return later to the FAFSA and correct any discrepancies between the estimated values and the current year's tax returns using the IRS Retrieval Tool.)

Obtain a Federal Pin Number -

Your federal Personal Identification Number (PIN) can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and access your Federal Student Aid records online. Your PIN serves as your electronic signature and provides access to your personal records, so you should never give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place. For dependent students, at least one parent will need a individual PIN in their name to sign the FAFSA.

The Social Security Numbers (SSN), names, and dates of birth data entered by the student and/or parent are transmitted for match with the Social Security Administration. If a SSN, name, and date of birth are matched, the PIN remains valid and becomes a permanent PIN. Keep this number for your records as it will never change.

Complete the FAFSA Annually

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Next Steps? (Not done yet!)

If you have any question about Financial Aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 282-2756, or e-mail us.
For technical difficulties, contact the IT Service Desk at 282-7457 (HELP), or e-mail them.


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