Applying for Federal Aid

 

Steps For Applying For Financial Aid

Apply for a PIN or Renew
1.

All students and parents should apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN). This will allow you to sign electronically and expedite the processing of your file. Until you receive your PIN, print your signature page and mail it to the address indicated.

FAFSA4Caster
2.

 If you want to begin exploring your financial aid options and get an early start on the financial aid process, FAFSA4caster is for you! By using FAFSA4caster, you and your family will receive an early estimate of eligibility for federal student aid. This Web site provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the financial aid process; become familiar with the various types of federal student aid that are available; and investigate other sources of aid, such as grants and scholarships.

When you're ready to apply for aid, you can easily transition from FAFSA4caster to FAFSA on the Web. Much of the information that you enter in the FAFSA4caster will populate your FAFSA on the Web application, making the experience of applying for federal student aid a lot easier.

Get a headstart on completing your FAFSA here! Be sure to list our SCHOOL CODE: 001544 in step 6. If you don't have a PIN, Print the signature page, sign it and mail at the address indicated.

Complete the FAFSA
3.

Get the FAFSA here! Be sure to list our SCHOOL CODE: 001544 in step 6. If you don't have a PIN, Print the signature page, sign it and mail at the address indicated. Then sign up for your PIN.



Additional Resources To Assist With Applying

  
Request a Copy of Your Federal Tax Return
 

Need a copy of your Federal income tax return? Click here to find out how to get a free copy from the IRS.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS,gov)

Other Web Resources
Federal Student Aid on the Web
The US Department of Education
DirectLoans Servicing Online (Federal Loan Program Information including Entrance and Exit Counseling)
DirectLoans Master Promissory Note (eMPN for Stafford, Parent Plus, and Grad Plus DirectLoans)
Selective Service Online