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Financial Aid comes in the following forms:

  • Scholarships (free money)
  • Grants (free money)
  • Loans (must be paid back)
  • Work study (some sort of on-campus job)

While there are a number of scholarship opportunities for students, grants, loans, and work study result from completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Students must complete the FAFSA each year they attend college. Note that the appropriate FAFSA is the year you are attending college. For example, if you are starting college in the fall of 2018, the you must complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA. 

Federal Student Aid This explains in very general terms the purpose of the FAFSA

How to Create Your FSA ID Students completing the FAFSA must first create their Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID

Dependent vs Independent Status and the FAFSA Help with answering the question regarding independent vs dependent status

Parent Tips for FAFSA Parent tips for completing the FAFSA (helping your child complete the FAFSA)

After the FAFSA, What's next? Helpful information for understanding what happens after the FAFSA is filed The website for the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid

Selective Service System Male students must register with the Selective Service System in order to receive financial aid; registration can be done online