Seniors may apply for Federal Financial Aid on October 1. Students should apply as soon as possible. To be given the greatest consideration for aid, check with student’s future school’s priority deadlines:
* Check with each school's Financial Aid Office.
** If your college isn’t listed, check their website.
Each student and parent will need an FSA ID which can be obtained prior to October 1. Students can view the flyers below regarding the steps involved:
Beginning October 1, students can log in and complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This determines a student’s eligibility for federal grants, work-study, and loan programs. The FAFSA is often used to determine state and institutional aid as well.
Once completed, students should hear back from the U.S. Department of Education in a couple of weeks. Students will receive a SAR (Student Aid Report). Any necessary changes can be made on the FAFSA website.
Students may be asked by one or more schools to verify information submitted on the FAFSA. Simply complete the paperwork and send it back to the school(s) as soon as possible.
Students will receive award letters from each college that received the student’s FAFSA information. The letter will address the financial aid package students could receive by that school. The financial aid package may include grants, work study, and loans. It may also show scholarships from that school that students would be awarded.
*** There are many scholarship search sites
out there if you are interested in looking for more scholarships. Remember, you should not pay any money for a search.