• 2018-2019 FAFSA Information
     

    NEW Financial Aid/Scholarship Information - Did you know that you can get started on the financial aid process now? One of the most important steps in this process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The 2018-2019 FAFSA will be online and available on October 1st for students who plan to attend college between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020.

    In order to apply, you will need to create a FSA ID.  Please be aware that there are many scamming websites and some who charge a fee. Make sure you use www.fafsa.ed.gov. Never use the “.com” version to file your FAFSA. 

    In past years, students had to wait until January 1st. The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be available to complete on October 1st, and students/families can use their 2017 Tax information to complete the application. The FAFSA is now available earlier to give you more time to make an informed decision about where to go to school and how to pay.

    Colleges and universities determine your financial aid package based upon the data you provide on this form. Regardless of income, all students should submit this form. Here are some common myths about financial aid. After you fill out the FAFSA, watch for offers of financial aid from colleges you’ve applied to and have listed on the FAFSA. Make sure you compare the aid offers to see which school offers the best combination of net cost and “fit” for your academic needs. 

    There are several resources available to assist you in completing the FAFSA; here are some of the most helpful resources:

    Financial Aid 101

    www.studentaid.gov/fafsa

    http://www.pheaa.org/partner-access/k12-counselors/pdf/publications/scholarship_tips.pdf

    https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/