Federal Financial Aid
You’ve made the decision to go to school. Now, how are you going to pay for it? See
- Want to know what your chances are of qualifying for federal financial aid? Go to
the "FAFSA 4caster" at www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov. This website has a worksheet that will walk you through the application process.
- Ready to apply for federal financial aid? First of all, apply for a PIN (personal
identification number). A PIN allows you to electronically sign your online application.
You or your parents/guardian may obtain a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. Secondly, fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.) The FAFSA
is the Pell Grant application. You may apply online at www.fafsa.gov or you may fill out the paper FAFSA and mail it. Remember, you must use school code
001089 and fill out the FAFSA in order to be awarded loans, scholarships, etc.
- Please be aware of priority deadlines. Need aid for spring? Apply by October 15. Need aid for fall? Apply by June 1.
- Have you made sure the financial aid office has received a copy of your FAFSA?
- Have you made sure the financial aid office has received all information requested
after you filed your FAFSA? Are you selected for verification? Have you submitted
copies of tax returns and all other regulated documents. You will not be awarded your financial aid until all paperwork is submitted.
- Have you received an award letter? Loans are offered on the award letter as well as
the Pell Grant, In order to get a loan, you must do online loan entrance counseling
at www.studentloans.gov. You also will need to sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at the same website. Your
award letter must be completed and turned in to the financial aid office prior to
the semester starting in order to receive your financial aid when your tuition and
fees are due.
- Tuition and fees are due and payable by the first day of classes. NOTE: A graduation fee of $25 is
assessed in graduation semester