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General Overview

Going to school is a big decision. Financial aid can make the difference between what your family can afford to pay and how much college costs. The U.S. Department of Education may be able to assist you with these educational expenses by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). The FAFSA® is used by most states and schools to award federal student aid including student loans, work-study, state and federal grants.

Overview of the Financial Aid Process


1 Completing the FAFSA®

Filing the FAFSA® is the first step. Before you get started, find out more details regarding the information you will need to complete the FAFSA®: FSA ID, financial documentation, dependency status, signing and submitting the FAFSA® electronically. Learn more about completing the FAFSA®.

2 Taking the Next Steps

Okay, you just filed your FAFSA®. Now what? Learn what happens after your submit your FAFSA® including time frames, making corrections to your FAFSA® submitting documentation to the Financial Aid Office and much more. Find out more about your next steps.

3 Awarding Process

Learn about the types of financial aid that you me be eligible for, how to accept your awards, student loan requirements and even bookstore credits. Learn more about the awarding process.

4 Financial Aid Disbursement

Learn about how financial aid is applied, refunds and very important policies to keep in mind. Learn more about aid disbursements.