Financial Aid

Apply NOW for Aid - FAFSA.GOV

The application is ALWAYS FREE at FAFSA.gov. 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.)

FSA ID Replaces Federal Student Aid PIN

FSA ID - a user name and password - has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN and must be used to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at www.nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and Agreement to Serve (ATS) at www.teach-ats.ed.gov.

You can use your FSA ID to sign a FAFSA right away. Once the Social Security Administration verifies your information in one to three days, or if you have linked your PIN to your FSA ID, you will be able to use your FSA ID to access the websites listed above. For help, visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

How to create an FSA ID. Create at http://fsaid.ed.gov

For dependent students, at least one parent will need a FSA ID in their name to sign the FAFSA.

Tip: Important: Only the owner of a FSA ID should create and use the account. Never share your FSA ID, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA.

For help, visit StudentAid.gov/fsaid.

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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