Applying for Financial Aid

Students who are interested in applying for Federal Title IV aid programs should begin by creating a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov. Once a PIN has been obtained, you may proceed with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. If you would like assistance with completing the FAFSA or have any questions please contact the financial aid office. Our school code is 04236900

Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply

 

The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, when you filed taxes or what tax form you used), you will need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:

 

1. Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)

2. Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student

3. Your driver’s license number if you have one

4. Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen

5. Federal tax information or tax return transcripts including IRS W-2 information, for you

    (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent

    student.

6. Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and

     veterans non-education benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent

     student.

7. Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including

     stocks and bonds and real estate but not including the home in which you live; and

     business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student.

 

     To be considered for federal financial aid programs, a student must meet all of the

      following criteria:

 

1. Demonstrate financial need. Financial need is the difference between the Estimated

    Cost  of Attendance and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The calculated amount

    the student and family can be expected to provide based on the information provided on

    the FAFSA;

2. Be working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program

3. Have earned a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)

4. Be enrolled on at least a halftime basis;

5. Maintain satisfactory academic progress;

6. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen;

7. Not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan

    (formerly NDLS), Federal Stafford Loan (formerly GSL), Federal PLUS Loan or Federal

    Supplemental Loan for Independent Students (SLS);

8. Have a valid social security number;

9. Be registered with the Selective Service, if applicable;

10. Have not been convicted of an illegal drug offense while receiving Title IV funds.

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